HIST 243 African American History Since 1863
Content: A survey of African American history from emancipation to the present: the process of emancipation, Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression and the transformation of the rural South, the civil rights movement, black power and white backlash, the rise of the prison-industrial complex, and the development of hip-hop culture. An examination of art, film, and theater will supplement written primary and secondary sources.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.