BLST 249: Black Freedom Movements in the United States

several people marching while holding picket signs

Course Description

A survey of Black resistance and social change movements from the 1900’s through the 1970’s; the political ideologies and practices of various leaders and organizations that have had an impact on Black American politics. General Education: Understanding the Past course; Understanding U.S. Society course.

This course also fulfills the Black Queer and Feminist Studies, Cultural Production and Analysis, & Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirements.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Martha Biondi, The Black Revolution on Campus

Robin D. G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, eds., Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology

Kimberly Springer, Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980