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Montgomery College Rockville Campus History 130 40666 Dr. Alonzo N. Smith African Americans since 1865 Summer I, 2010 SYLLABUS I. Instructor Information Dr. Alonzo N. Smith. Phone: 240-567-7283. email: Alonzo.Smith@montgomerycollege.edu Office address: Humanities 276. Office hours: Mon. through Thurs; Tu-Th 10-11am, and by appointment. II. General Course Information This 3-credit course will cover the history of African Americans from the establishment of second class citizenship during Reconstruction down to the present. We shall see that freedom from legal bondage did not necessarily mean equal citizenship, and that Black Americans have been struggling for equality in various ways. The African American freedom struggle is one of the central themes in American history, and the history of the United States has had a powerful impact on the history of the rest of the modern world. During this course the student will be introduced to a variety of African American history resources, both locally and nationally. Among the topics we shall explore are: the roots of Black educational and cultural institutions, Black communities in the Washington, D.C. area, African American perspectives on American society, as well on world affairs, and interactions among Black Americans and other groups. We shall explore the question as to whether n Americans are “a nation within a nation,” and the extent to which they have become a part of the broader American nation. III. Required Reading. [In the Campus Bookstore, and online] Darlene Clark Hine, The African American Odyssey, Volume II, 2007 or 2008 (4 th ) edition. [Rockville and Takoma Park-Silver Spring] Alonzo N. Smith, “Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education , Project Essay” [online] [This essay was written on the occasion of a Smithsonian Institution exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision] h ttp://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/resources/pdfs/projectessay.pdf 1
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Alonzo N. Smith, African American History: Issues and Interpretations. 2008 edition only. [Rockville Campus Bookstore only, and online] IV. Optional Reading [At the Reserve Desk in the Rockville Campus Library] Collection of African American biographies [comes with the text] Sandhya Somashekhar, “Black History Becoming a Star Tourist Attraction,” The Washington Post , August 15, 2005, p. A1 Jacqueline Trescott, “Black History Museum To Have a Story for All,” The Washington Post , July 29, 2005, p. C3 Peniel E. Joseph, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America , New York: Henry Holt, 2006 V. Exams and Grades The quizzes and the final exam will cover the lectures and the required readings. Additional credit options will be discussed in class.
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