2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 235 From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Where did Black Lives Matter come from? Students will learn how our current moment was made possible by the successes and defeats of antiracist revolutionaries and the forces of racist counterrevolution from World War II to today. Topics will include Black communities, civil disobedience, "White flight," Black power, policing, mass incarceration, and the Movement for Black lives. Students will also learn how inseparable these struggles have been from the histories of capitalism, empire, and gender. [GM1, SS]