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AFRO 474 G1 - Black Freed Move, 1955-Present

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Presents the struggle of African Americans for self-definition, self-development, and self-determination from the inception of the civil rights movement to the contemporary period. Course Information: Same as HIST 478. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: AFRO 101, HIST 276, or consent of instructor.

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Course Description: AFRO 474/HIST 478 is an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American liberation movement emphasizing the long sixties, 1955-1978, though the course chronicles the movement into contemporary times. While chronological the course is interpreted largely through the prism of Black Studies- central concepts, theories, and paradigms. The purpose of HISTORY OF THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT to: (1) explore how and to what extent the Black Freedom Movement changed the role, position, status, and representation of African Americans in the United States- political economy, polity, civil society, and popular culture; (2) assess whether and if so, in what ways and to what degree African Americans were transformed by the 1960s-era Black Freedom Movement; (3) explore the extent to which racial oppression (racism) continues to plague African Americans; and (4) to examine the contemporary resurgence of Blacks- struggle for freedom, justice, equality; self-determination;

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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