The Civil Rights Movement   [Archived Catalog]

HIS 441 - The Civil Rights Movement

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.

Sophomore Standing or instructor’s consent

This course explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the collapse of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow to the modern era of activism and landmark legislation. It examines the key personalities, organizations, events, and philosophical approaches to the African American freedom struggle, as well as the historiography of the movement. The post-World War II movement for civil rights will receive close attention, particularly in regard to its national and local dynamics as well as the role of religion in civil rights history.

[Crosslisted as: HIS 5441