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African- American History and Culture

This course is a topical examination of themes relevant to the history and culture of the African American population in the Western hemisphere with particular reference to gender and socio – economic class relations. Topics will include African origins, African American intellectual thought, slavery, the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the struggle for human rights, the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s, United States foreign policy in Africa and the Caribbean, and contemporary ethnicity in African American life and culture.