HIST-394 Race, Philosophy, and History in African American Life
Fall for 2005-2006
This course will examine the social and intellectual history of the African American Freedom Movement. Beginnings with the first written expressions of liberty by former Enslaved Africans in the late 18th Century-we will travel the path of ideas and actions along a 200 year struggle. The ideas of David Walker, Frederick Douglass W.E.B. DuBois and their contemporaries will be studied. Theories of European philosophers like Kant, Hume, Huthcheson, Montesquieu and others of the Enlightenment will be explored as will theories on Race and racial identity.
We will also look at ideas of African and Caribbean leaders whose works have had tremendous influences on African Americans. Among those will be C.L.R. James, (Trinidad) Amilcar Cabral (Guinea) Frantz Fanon (Martinique) Kwame Nkrumah(Ghana) Nnamdi Azikiwe(Nigeria) and others. Theories of Pan Africanism, Black Nationalism, Negritude, Marxism and Communism, and those of Black organizations from the Niagara movement to the Black Panther Party will be explored.
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