Rel 196 (AAS 196,HIST 196) Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle (4)

Participants will examine key events, figures, religious dimensions, philosophies, tactics, and consequences of the African American freedom struggle. The period from 1949-1965 will receive special attention, but the roots of the struggle and the effect on recent American history will also be considered. Studying primary and secondary source documents, film, fiction, and music will facilitate understanding of perhaps the most effective mass protest movement in modern America. Emphasis will be placed on the centrality of religion for the social ethics of key participants. (HU)

Instructor: 
Prof. Terrance Wiley
Spring
2015