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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3242 - The American Civil Rights Movement (3)


When Offered: Fall. Odd-numbered years
History of the American Civil Rights Movement from Emancipation to the present, with emphasis on the period after the 1909 formation of the NAACP. Topics include the rise of Jim Crow segregation and the resistance to it, Plessy v. Ferguson, the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, the KKK and racial violence, the anti-lynching crusade, the Legal Defense Fund, Inc., the New Deal for Black Americans, WWII and the Double V, the legal battle against educational segregation from Sweatt to Brown, massive resistance, and the post-Brown civil rights revolution.