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HIST 210 African American Experience

Begins with the arrival of Africans in bondage in Virginia in 1619. Studies original materials, significant historical writings, film, and literary works to consider slavery, blacks in the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, blacks in the Civil War, and efforts to create a new postslavery society in the South. It continues with migration and urbanization, the world wars, the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans in the Great Depression, postwar movements including Civil Rights,Black Power, and present-day battles for freedom and justice.



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