Political Science | Post-WWII Civil Rights Movement
Y396 | 3734 | Hanks


The Post World War II Civil Rights Movement (1955-1969): The
Political Thought and Action of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

The Post World War II Civil Rights Movement (1955-1969) was the final
installment of an epic odyssey which started with the codification of
slavery of Massachusetts in 1641 and ended with Alexander v Holmes
County Board of Education (1969). This odyssey started with the
dehumanization of slavery and ended with the state sanctioned
recognition of civil rights for African Americans.  This course will
examine the events of this period with a focus on Martin Luther King,
Jr. and Malcolm X.   Special emphasis will be given to the
transformation in the political thought and action of King and
Malcolm X as they provided leadership for the civil rights of African
Americans.