Oct 22, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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AFRS 169 - Introduction to African American History

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as HIST 169 ) This course introduces students to major themes and debates in African American history, starting with their African origins and leading into the twenty-first century. It explores African American experiences through a variety of primary source materials, including letters, speeches, newspaper articles, posters and autobiographies. Through lecture and class discussion, students interrogate how race, class, gender, sexuality and ability have shaped African American experiences over time. The primary objective is to help students develop a solid understanding of the political, social, economic and personal lives of African Americans from their arrival in the colonies through today. Specific topics covered include African antecedents, colonial and antebellum slavery, the abolitionist movement, African American free people, the Civil War, Emancipation, Jim Crow segregation, the modern freedom struggle, popular culture, and the contemporary experience.  Shelby Pumphrey.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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