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HIST 287 A - African-American Women

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Examines the history of African American women, beginning with the West African background during the transatlantic slave trading era, emphasizing the experiences of black women in the United States during slavery and their political, civic, community and reform activities from slavery to the present, analyzed within the context of racism, sexism, and economic deprivation. African women in the diaspora, and the impact of feminism/womanism, Afrocentrism, and multicultural diversity on the African American woman are considered. Course Information: Same as AFRO 287 and GWS 287.

Special Instructions:

Description: Examines the history of African American women, beginning with their West African origins before the trans-Atlantic slave trade era, emphasizing their experiences in the United States through their political, civic, community and reform organizing and radical activism from arrival in the Americas to the present. Particular attention is given to the colonial, slavery and antebellum, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights periods, all analyzed through the interconnected context of racism, sexism, and economic deprivation. Women in the worldwide African diaspora, as well as the impact of Black feminisms/womanism, Black internationalism, and the cultural and political contributions of Black women, are also considered.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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