AAS 203 - Issues in Afro-American Development
Section: 001 The Civil Rights Movement in America
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 111.
Other Course Info:
(African-American Studies). Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

For nearly fifteen years, from the first wide-eyed news reports coming out of the Alabama state capital in 1955, to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on a motel balcony in Memphis in 1968, few topics dominated American life more thoroughly than the Freedom Struggle being waged in the South. In dimestores and bus stations, churches and jail cells, a new generation of African American college students, assisted by everyday black Southerners and handfuls of white allies, swept away one-hundred year old laws and social norms, and forced a reluctant nation to once again reconsider the true meaning of its founding principles.

Utilizing contemporary accounts, Movement histories, oral testimony, documentary films, and recent scholarship, this class will trace the origins of the Civil Rights Movement in centuries-old struggles in America, examine the largely forgotten freedom efforts of the 1930s and 1940s, and chart the rise and fall of the Movement through the dramatic events in Greensboro, Birmingham, the Mississippi Delta, Selma, and other locales scattered throughout the former states of the Confederacy. The course will conclude with an examination of the current crisis in civil rights in American society, and ask the question: What would it take to create a new Civil Rights Movement today?

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AAS 203 - Issues in Afro-American Development
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27911
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
P
29135
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0671687425
Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63, Author: by Taylor Branch., Publisher: A Touchstone Book 1st Touchs 1988
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0307389243
At the dark end of the street : black women, rape, and resistance- a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power, Author: Danielle L. McGuire., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1603093001
March Book 1., Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0807859591
Many Minds, One Heart Sncc's Dream for a New America., Author: Wesley C. Hogan., Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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