AAS 337 - Black Women in the U.S., Part II: Contemporary Perspective in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AAS 336.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 201 (CAAS 201).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In Lemonade, Beyoncé samples a speech by Malcolm X declaring, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman…The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” In this lecture course, we make visible black women’s struggles by telling the story of their lives in the United States during the 20th and 21st Century. Often, black women are absent from histories of the United States. Centering black women and girls’ experiences, this course explores significant events, organizations, and political debates that helped to transform the civil rights, black power, and women's movements. Over the course of the semester, students will work on biography projects that focus on public history and public memory.

AAS 337 - Black Women in the U.S., Part II: Contemporary Perspective in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0822362864
The Revolution Has Come, Author: Robyn Spencer, Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0252081668
Sex workers, psychics and numbers runners, Author: LaShawn harris, Publisher: UNC Press
Lemonade (can be streamed on tidal)
Nina Simone, Protest Anthology (full album with interviews) (available on Spotify, amazon, itunes)
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