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Intro Fall 2009 - If there is no struggle there is no progress Frederick Douglas Four Centuries of Struggle Four Centuries of Struggle African

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Unformatted text preview: If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglas Four Centuries of Struggle Four Centuries of Struggle African American History 242 African American History 242 Looking in the Rearview Introduction – Why I’m here: some credentials for people who may know doubt question them at some point Syllabus and Reading First Assignment A word on lecture and reading schedule 2009 Wind Up • Living History • What does it mean? • Is Our First Black President Doomed to Fail by the Crises which Greet Him? – Two Wars – Economic Crisis – Environmental Crisis • How’s he doing? • Are we living in the post-racial era? • What does this mean for Black America? Precedents for Presidents • Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney • Frederick Douglas – Candidate for VP, 1872 (Victoria Woodhull as President on the ticket) The Road From Africa to the White House Syllabus online now First Essay: To be posted by friday Textbooks: Clayborne Carson, The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2007). Robin Kelley , Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class (Detroit: Free Press, 1996). Roy Finkenbine, Sources of the African American Past (New York: Longman, 2003). The Road We’ll Travel From Africa to Slavery 250 Years of Slavery and Resistance...
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Intro Fall 2009 - If there is no struggle there is no progress Frederick Douglas Four Centuries of Struggle Four Centuries of Struggle African

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