History | THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
J400 | 2956 | Clegg


4:00-6:00P     T     BH137

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also
requires registration in COAS W333

This course will examine the twentieth-century struggle of
African-Americans to secure civil and human rights in the United
States.  It will survey the pre-World War II tradition of black
protest and leadership, but will be most concerned with the civil
rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s.  Among the issues discussed
will be the impact of gender on the Civil Rights Movement, the
effectiveness of government policies, leadership styles and protest
strategies, the challenge of black nationalism, and the contemporary
legacies of the Civil Rights Movement.