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) 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. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.
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Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): HIST 801
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Struggling in Freedom's Birthplace: Black Activism and Racism in 20th Century Boston
This course explores Boston’s racial history during the twentieth century. We examine the role that African Americans have played in the making and remaking of the city. We focus on major events and figures in Boston’s civil rights movement and the struggle for racial justice: newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter; activist Melnea Cass; the development of Freedom House; Ruth Batson, Ellen Jackson, and the movement for school desegregation; Bill Russell and the Black Celtics; the segregated Red Sox; the political career of Senator Edward Brooke; white violence and busing in the 1970s; the campaigns of Mel King. We read primary source documents as well as the most recent scholarly monographs.