HIS 330 — African-American History from 1865 to Present
This course examines African-American history from the end of the Civil War and the destruction of slavery to the present, focusing on African-American movements for equality and justice and exploring the important contributions of African-Americans to the larger American experience. Major themes include the impact of racism on African-Americans; the various African-American responses to inequality and oppression; the differences in racism in the North and South; and the diversity of America’s black communities (taking into account the role of class, region, and rural/urban geography). Course readings and video presentations also highlight the experiences and contributions of African-American women who faced the dual challenges of racism and sexism.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Junior of senior status.