BLST 246: Black Lives in Historical Context

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Course Description

Interdisciplinary survey of key episodes in black history and their relationship to contemporary black life such as slavery, abolition and resistance. The course will draw connections between historical and current aspects of black life. General Education: Understanding the Past course; Understanding U.S. Society course.

This is a required course for BLST major/minor fulfillment.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Davarian Baldwin, Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, The Great Migration, and Black Urban Life

Charlene Carruthers, Unapologetic: A Black Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Treva B. Lindsey, Colored No More: Reinventing Womanhood in Washington, D. C.

David F. Krugler, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back