Course Description Mott Community College

African American History Since 1865

3/3 Division: Fine Arts & Social Sciences
Meets Gen Ed Category: Social Science
Course Requirements: Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), or completion of RDNG-016, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076
Description: The study of the African American experience from the Reconstruction era to today. Reconstruction, the rise and fall of Jim Crow, African Americans in the Progressive Movement, the makings of the "New Negro", the Great Migration, the origins and evolution of the Civil Rights Movement, and the struggles over an African American identity from the 1970's to today. Special attention is paid to the migration of African Americans to the urban north and the social-economic situation which they encountered there. Reading of primary and secondary historical sources, critical thinking, creative discussion and oral presentation will be required of all students.
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