The Black '60s: Civil Rights to Black Power|
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)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Elaine Brown, A TASTE OF POWER: A BLACK WOMAN'S STORY
Clayborne Carson, IN STRUGGLE: SNCC AND THE BLACK AWAKENING OF THE 1960s
Carson, Clayborne, et. al, Ed., The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader
Clarke, John Henrik, Ed., Malcolm X: The Man and His Times
Kwame Ture and Charles Hamilton, BLACK POWER
Hilliard, David with Lewis Cole, This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party
William Van Deburg, New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975.
David Hilliard, Ed., The Black Panther
|Examination and Assignments: |
To be announced.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
MW 10:00-11:00 a.m. session is for film viewing.
|Instructor(s): Rushdy,Ashraf H.A. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; .M.W... 10:00AM-11:00AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: 0|