HIS 224 African American History 1890 to the Present (3 credits)

This course examines chronologically and topically the development of African Americans from the post-Civil War Era to the present. Students will examine African American responses to the legal institutionalization of segregation, self-help, education and the vote. Between discussions of Black participation in World Wars I and II, students will investigate the Harlem Renaissance and the development of jazz and the blues. Following a discussion of the Civil Rights Movement, the course will conclude with a discussion of Black conservatism. Prerequisite: ENG 103.