This course will examine the history of African Americans since the end of slavery
in 1865. It will focus on the many ways in which African Americans have struggled
to achieve freedom and equality in American society. The various meanings of
freedom, segregation, migration patterns, urbanization, Black Nationalism,
leadership protest strategies, and the Civil Rights Movement will be explored. The
course will also examine how the search for civil rights and black pride has been and
continues to be expressed in art, music, literature, and fashion. Formerly listed as
HIST 240, not open to students who have successfully completed HIST 240.