New A&S Summer Offering: AAS/HIS 261

This course teaches African American history from Emancipation to the present—that is, since 1865. We will be guided by the theme “Meanings of Freedom” in three eras: after the end of slavery, during the long Black freedom struggle, and amidst recent change and challenges. Beginning with the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, we will explore the changing political, social, and economic realities through the rise and fall of Jim Crow, violations and assertions of civil and human rights, the movements of people of African descent throughout the United States, and the cultural inventions and expressions of Black Americans. We will pay particular attention to the experiences and voices of African American women.

The course is being offered full online from June 15 to July 14, and it will complete the Community, Culture and Citizenship UK Core requirement.