The Black Radical Tradition (or Black Radicalism) (FYS)|
Fall 2021 not offered
In a nation that was founded on the liberty of white men and women, and the enslavement of people of African descent, black radical action and movements have steered the history of struggles for freedom, citizenship, equal treatment, social and economic justice, and protection from the state. Figures such as Maria Stewart, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, and Angela Davis constitute part of a long tradition of black radicals. Even as the meaning of "radical" has shifted historically, black radicals are joined by their visions of dismantling existing systems and institutions for a freer and more equitable society. Spanning the periods of black radical abolitionism, black nationalism, Black Power, and the Black Lives Matter movement, this course explores key radical thinkers, activists, and texts in historical perspective.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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Pero G. Dagbovie, RECLAIMING THE BLACK PAST
C. L. R. James, THE BLACK JACOBINS
Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillian, eds., THE RADICAL READER: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN RADICAL TRADITION
Cedric Robinson, THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION
Michele Wallace, BLACK MACHO AND THE MYTH OF THE SUPERWOMAN
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Three 5-page papers throughout the term. Final essay, no longer than 15 pages.
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