Political Science | American Politics: African-American Political Thought
Y661 | 13670 | Hanks


Topic:  African-American Political Thought

African American political thinkers and actors have played a key
role in the African American experience in the United States of
America.  This course focuses on the various ideologies and
strategies which have informed the African American quest for human
fulfillment, self actualization, and equity in the United States of
America. The readings will focus on thinkers and activists from the
rebellion against slavery to the contemporary charges of
institutional racism and reparations. The course will focus on such
activists, thinkers, and writers as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner
Truth, Martin Delany, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Dubois, Marcus
Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver,
Kwame Toure, Malcolm X,  Jesse Jackson, Sr, Louis Farrakhan, the
contemporary African American liberals, conservatives,  public
intellectuals, critical race theorists, and lesser known figures
will be explored. Critical thinking and fallacy free reasoning will
infuse the course.