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The Black '60s: Civil Rights to Black Power
AFAM 360
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 361, FGSS 360

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 '60s 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 '60s, 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 '60s.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1.25 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ([AFAM203 or HIST241] AND [AFAM204 or HIST242 or AMST238])
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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