Terry A. Scott
Examines the politics and culture of the modern African American freedom struggle, which began after WWII and continued into the 1970s. Interrogates political strategies associated with nonviolent direct action, armed self-reliance, and black nationalism, as well as the cultural expression that reflect these political currents. Recommended: AFRAM 150; AFRAM 270. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 334.
This course identifies and analyzes the transformative and explosive events of the 1960s. Areas of extensive examination include varied expressions of black power, legal challenges and triumphs in the struggle for equality, the influence of race relations and domestic policies on the Cold War, the Black Arts Movement, the cultural and political influence of black music, the politicization of the black athlete, student protest, the cross-cultural influence of social and political movements, and fundamental Civil Rights Movement paradigms, including: civil disobedience, the fight for human rights, and the impact on other contemporary movements.
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