HIST 690 (01) - Seminar: Historical Expl

Sem/Rethink Civil Rights Mvmt

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 13664
Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) European History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum Studies. Course meets the History requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.
Section Comments: Full Title: Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): HIST 701
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 M 12:10pm - 2:00pm HORT 445
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This course explores the most powerful social revolution in American history: the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. We look at the movement as a nationwide phenomenon. While it was anchored in the terrain of the Deep South – particularly Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia – grass-roots struggles also shook northern cities such as Boston and New York, and surged across the Midwest and West Coast. We study well-known leaders like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., along with other activists and organizers: Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Medgar Evers, and Bob Moses among them. We examine the idea of the “long civil rights movement,” explore regional similarities and differences, balance the role of national leaders versus local struggles, and consider what the movement changed in the end.