The Black '60s: Civil Rights to Black Power|
Fall 2009 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ([AFAM203 or HIST241] AND [AFAM204 or HIST242 or AMST238])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(FGSS)
Elaine Brown, A TASTE OF POWER: A BLACK WOMAN'S STORY
Clayborne Carson, IN STRUGGLE: SNCC AND THE BLACK AWAKENING OF THE 1960s
Vicki Crawford, Ed., WOMEN IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Angela Davis, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Philip Foner, Ed., THE BLACK PANTHERS SPEAK
David Garrow, BEARING THE CROSS
James Miller, DEMOCRACY IS IN THE STREETS: FROM PORT HURON TO THE SIEGE OF CHICAGO
Huey Newton, TO DIE FOR THE PEOPLE: THE WRITINGS OF HUEY P. NEWTON
Bobby Seale, SEIZE THE TIME: THE STORY OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY AND HUEY P. NEWTON
Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton, BLACK POWER and other materials to be announced.
|Examination and Assignments: |
To be announced.