Freedom Movements: Civil Rights and Black Power
Africana Studies 219
This course offers an analysis of the many singular and communal acts waged by Black people in the U.S. in pursuit of justice from 1955-1968 and beyond. It illuminates the philosophical, moral, political, and practical meanings of freedom as interpreted by communities, organizations and individuals. Using a host of personal testimonies, as well as important secondary works, this course considers questions of leadership, organization, tactics, goals, gender relations, politics, and the economic implications of such a critical moment in African American and U.S. history.