AFR 379
African American Electoral Politics in Historical Perspective
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 379 / HIST 379
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

A little more than a hundred years ago, African Americans were disfranchised. Indeed, most black people could not vote until the last quarter of the 20th century. And yet, at the beginning of the 21st century, a black man mounted a significant campaign for the presidency of the United States. This course investigates the history of African American ideology and activism regarding the vote, office holding, public policy, and party politics. Course themes include: the 14th and 15th Amendments, disfranchisement, women’s suffrage, court challenges, the civil rights movement, political ideologies, and candidacies in the post-reform era.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 20
Class#: 1657
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers and a final project
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 379 Division II HIST 379 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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