RCSSCI 461 - Senior Seminar
Section: 001 Students on Strike: Race, Education, and Youth Activism in Detroit, 1966 and Today
Term: WN 2009
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class is a collaboration with Detroit’s renowned Mosaic Youth Theatre. It will provide an in-depth look at the turbulent 1960s in Detroit, focusing on youth activism and the ways that struggles over education and race shaped the city’s history. We will focus, in particular, on a dramatic but not well known event in Detroit’s history: the 1966 student walkout at Northern High School. Northern students were joined by students across the city protesting racism in the schools, leading to the establishment of a freedom school. The course will involve students in first-hand oral history and archival methods to uncover and organize material about this event to be used by Mosaic Youth Theatre to stage a new theatrical production during their 2009-2010 season.

This course is part of the Semester in Detroit program and will meet at UM Detroit Center (non Semester in Detroit Students may enroll in the class, but they must be able to attend class at the Detroit Center; there will be no class meetings on campus).

RCSSCI 461 - Senior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28493
Open
23
 
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This course is part of the Semester in Detroit program and will meet at UM Detroit Center (non Semester in Detroit Students may enroll in the class, but they must be able to attend class at the Detroit Center; there will be no class meetings on campus).
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