HIST-295 Civil Rights, 1860-1960
Spring for 2006-2007
An investigation of the origins and flowering of the "Civil Rights Movement" in America and study the developments and outcomes of the struggle to secure equal rights for African Americans. We will link the African American experience and broader human rights issues. We will use primary sources to chronicle legal barriers and legal milestones in this struggle. We will examine violence against African Americans, and both violent and non-violent forms of resistance to discrimination. Special emphasis will be placed on the united efforts of African Americans, whites, and peoples of other ethnic backgrounds who played prominent roles in the African American journey from slavery to freedom.
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