HIST 3902 Modern African American History

This course is a survey of African American history from Reconstruction to election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. This course focuses on the institutions, persons, and ideas that contributed to the black freedom struggle against segregation, lynching, disfranchisement and toward racial equality in America. It will also analyze the development of twentieth-century urbanization and nationalism, and efforts toward black political power and cultural expression from the civil rights era to Obama's election and the arrival of post-Racial America. 



Lecture Hours

3 hours