Course Title: African-American Lives, History, and Social Change

Weeks 2-5
T, Th: 1-4
Takaki, A Different Mirror
Griffin, Who Set You Flowin
Kelley, Race Rebels, 1-102
Stuckey, Going Through the Storm, Chapters 1, 13, 14.
DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6
Litwack, Trouble in Mind, Chapters 3,6.
Dittmer, Local People: the Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
Delta Oral History Project
American Mosaic Steelton, 1996
Eyes on the Prize
The Great Depression
Freedom on My Mind
Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues
The Good Fight
Seeing Red

Week 2: American Slavery and Freedom
Stuckey, Ch 13, Toward A History of Blacks in North America, 239-264.
Ch 1, Through the Prism of Folklore: The Black Ethos in Slavery, p 3-18
Takaki, Chapters 2, 3, 5, & 6
Litwack, Chapter 6
(Plus Fulop & Raboteau chapter on The Creation of an African-American Culture, by Levine)
Family Across the Sea
The Irish in America
The Origins of American Slavery
The Slave Trade and the growth of staple-crop production (tobacco, indigo, rice, cotton)
The Creation of an African-American Culture & Religion
The American Revolution and the Civil War: Possibilities of Liberty?
Reconstruction and Athe Nadir@: 1877-1930: Lynching as Social Control

Week 3: African American Movements: 1880-1945
Litwack, Chapter 3
Takaki, CH 13, 14
Griffin, Entire book
Kelley, Chapter 1, 2, 6
Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues
The Good Fight (Spanish Civil WarBclips)
The Great Depression, Mean Things Happening in the Land
Hard Times in the South: Poverty, Sharecropping, White Violence
Migration North and the Nationalization of Black Culture
World War I and the Red Summer of 1919
The Harlem Renaissance & Black Popular Culture
Organizing for Protest: the NAACP, Urban League, Garveyism, and Communism
World War II and the renewed promise of Democracy; the contradictory lessons of military service

Week 4: The Cold War, McCarthyism, and the emergence of a Southern Civil Rights Movement, 1946-1960
Dittmer, Ch 1-5
Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Entire book)
Transcripts: Bob Love, Jack Harper, Juanita Scott
Seeing Red (segment)
Eyes on the Prize
Beginnings: 1950s, Emmett Till lynching, Montgomery Bus Boycott,
The Cold War & McCarthyism: A New National Security Mandate
The Brown Decision, and Southern Reaction
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Desegregation of Central High School
The Emmett Till Lynching
Black communities in the North: Baldwin’s Cities of Destruction and the Nation of Islam

Week 5: The Southern Student and Community Movements, 1960-1968
Stuckey, Going Through the Storm: The Great Singing Movements of the 1960s 
Dittmer, Ch. 6, 10, 11-12
Freedom on My Mind
Eyes on the Prize, 1967-1968
Transcripts: Delta and Steelton: Reading, Distilling, Performing
The Movement in the South, 1960-1968
The War on Poverty and Rebellions in the north
Change and Resistance
African Americans, White kids and Vietnam
1968: The Dream Explodes
Paper I: Analysis and comparison of transcripts and voices: African American lives, work, & politics, South and North