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The Black 60s: Civil Rights to Black Power
AFAM 360
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

This course will explore the development of African American political activism and political theory from 1960 to 1972, with particular focus on student movements in these years. We will familiarize ourselves with the history of political activism and agitation for civil rights and social equality during the sixties by examining the formation of specific organizations, especially the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party, and tracing the changes in their political agendas. While our primary focus will be African American social movements in the sixties, we will also situate these movements in terms of the long history of African American political struggles for equality and in terms of other predominantly white student movements in the sixties.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on DEC-04-2022
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