Soul Power: African American History 1861-1980

History 125B

Spring 2014
106 Stanley
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11- 12:30 PM

This course will examine the history of African Americans and race relations from the Civil War and Emancipation (1861-1865) through the modern African American Freedom Struggle (1954-1980), concluding with the post-Civil Rights-Black Power era (1980-2008). Social, cultural, and Social Change; the Harlem Renaissance; Civil Rights; Black Power; and, Beyond Civil Rights-Black Power. Possible texts: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk; Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery; Jacqueline Royster, Ida B. Wells; James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; Assata, An Autobiography; Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father. There will be two exams -- a mid-term and a final -- and two short response papers.

Course Books

Brown v Board of Education by Martin, Waldo bedford/st. martin's. ISBN: 978-0-312-11152-6 Required
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It by Robinson, Jo Ann Gibson Univ. Tennessee. ISBN: 978-080495274 Required
A Movement Without Marches by Levenstein, Lisa UNC . ISBN: 978-0807871645 Required
Dreams from My Father by Obama, Barack Broadway Books. ISBN: 978-1400082773 Required
Black Against Empire by Bloom, Joshua and Martin, Waldo University of CA. ISBN: 978-0-520-27185-2 Required
To 'Joy My Freedom by Hunter, Tera Harvard. ISBN: 0-674-893085 Required
Three Negro Classics by Franklin, John Hope Avon. ISBN: 978-0-380-01581-8 Required