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African-American History

HIST - 191

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This survey course will look at the social, economic, and political history that shaped the African experience from its roots through the post-Civil War and Reconstruction Era in America, the consequences of emancipation, the development of African nationalism, the Civil Rights movement, the influence of racism and modern African American culture. Students will study the cultures of seventeenth century West Africa, the Atlantic Slave Trade, its effects on antebellum America and struggle of African Americans throughout the twentieth century. The course will focus on the key events, legislation, social issues and figures that influenced the progression of African-Americans throughout American history.