BLST 248: African American History Since 1877
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Survey of major social, economic, and political developments in African American history since Reconstruction. Topics include Jim Crow, black leadership, migration, civil rights and nationalism. Same as HIST 248. General Education: Understanding the Past course; Understanding U.S. Society course.
This course also fulfills the Cultural Production & Analysis and Race, Politics, & Institutions major/minor theme requirements.
3 credit hours.
Past Texts Include
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
Michele Mitchell, Righteous Propagation: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction
Robin D.G. Kelley, Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class
Akinyele O. Umoja, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Tanehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Ida B. Wells, “Lynching, Our National Crime”
Jakobi Williams, “The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party,” in From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
Ashley D. Farmer, “The Black Revolutionary Woman, 1966–1975,” in Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Black Lives Matter: A Movement, Not a Moment” in From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation