111 Syllabus SPRING 2018 (1).doc - AFRSTY 111(Course 16788 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II SPRING 2018 AFRSTY 111(African-American History 2 From 1865 to

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AFRSTY 111 (Course # 16788) / AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II SPRING 2018 AFRSTY 111 (African-American History 2, From 1865 to Present) Course Details : Mon Wed Fri 10am-1050am in McCormack—3rd Floor—0201C PROFESSOR: Dr. Aminah Fernandes Pilgrim DEPARTMENT: Africana Studies E-MAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: W-4-113 (Wheatley—4 th Floor—Room 113) OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment (Generally between 11-12 or 1-2 MWF) DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE/ VOICE MAIL: (617) 287-6790 For Critical Thinking: “People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” --Assata Shakur, As Written in Assata: an Autobiography (1987) Course Description This course will examine topics in African American history beginning with the year 1865 (the unofficial date of the end of slavery in the US) and ending in the present. Together, we will strive to understand and interpret the past from the perspectives of those who witnessed it. To this end, we will rely upon vital first-hand
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AFRSTY 111 (Course # 16788) / AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II SPRING 2018 documents, including oral history interviews, as well as well-known secondary sources. Some of the themes to be explored in this course include: the international African Diaspora, family and community formation, education, politics, the meaning of freedom, labor, migration, and concepts of “race,” class and gender. In addition, we will study the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, African-American arts and popular culture including today’s global hip hop culture phenomenon. We will consider contemporary issues such as how the recent presidential election has impacted race relations and gender politics, immigration, the living conditions of Muslims, labor rights, school to prison pipeline, environmental and food justice, etc. And in light of many recent tragic events, we will explore issues such as police brutality and killings of black and brown people, debates over local gentrification, etc. Course Objectives Healthy Discussions in an Environment of Respect for All Vigorous Learning that is also FUN! Engagement with Others Outside of the Classroom Understanding of Gender, Race & Class, etc. as Societal Constructs Affecting All Understanding How African American History Relates to all U.S. History & to Current Events Knowledge of Connections Between African Americans in the U.S. and the African Diaspora
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