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From Blackface to Black Power: The Art of Politics in 20th-C African American History and Culture
AFAM 218
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 212, ENGL 219

This course looks at the formation and representation of African American identity within the context of the quest for the full rights of U.S. citizenship during the 20th century. Focusing upon the intersection between the cultural and political realms, we will explore the roots and routes of the African cultural diaspora as the foundation of urban, northern, politically-conscious cultural production. Using a variety of texts including literature, plays, films, and visual arts, we will examine touchstone moments of the African American experience including the Great Migration and World War I; the New Negro Movement; the Great Depression and the New Deal; postwar America and the Civil Rights and black power movements.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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