WMST 269 - Gender and African American History
Semester Offered: Fall
(Same as AFRS 269 and HIST 269 )
Using primary documents and secondary sources, this course explores African American history through the lens of gender, sexuality, and family. Themes might include the transition from slavery to freedom; women’s labor (paid and unpaid) in the workforce, family, and community; and African American women’s struggles for equality. Among the topics to be considered are Black Freedom movements and feminist / womanist movements since Emancipation, giving special attention to intersectionalities of race and gender, and to histories of African American LBGTQ+ experiences.
Two 75-minute periods.
Course Format: CLS
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