African American History II | Spalding University Catalog

HIST-384: African American History II

3 credit hours
This course will examine African American history from emancipation and reconstruction to the post black power movement. It will provide a comprehensive examination of the role that African Americans have had in shaping America as we know it today. The course will study and analyze African Americans' reaction to freedom and reconstruction, the onset of Jim Crow, and the continuing struggle by African Americans and their supporters to obtain social, economic, and political equality. The course will aid students to develop a sense of the African American experience in the United States by examining major African American leaders, organizations, sports figures, and cultural personalities. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by civil rights and black power participants by reading the first-hand accounts of individuals active in these movements. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.