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BLST 263: Black Intellectual History

Frederick Douglass posing for photo

Course Description

Key debates and contributions of black thought to national and global politics and culture since the 19th century. Same as HIST 263. General Education: Understanding the Individual and Society course; Understanding the Past course.

This course also fulfills the Cultural Production and Analysis and Race, Politics, and Institutions major/minor theme requirements.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

Leroi Jones, Blues People: Negro Music in White America

Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.

Kwame Ture, Black Power: The Politics of Liberation

Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass