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HIS 205 - African American History 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a study of the African American experience in the United States from the end of the Civil War in 1865 through modern America. Prominent themes include the meaning of freedom for former slaves, Radical and Congressional Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow in both the South and North, the impact of political, social, and economic racism on Blacks in America, the development and consequences of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and race and the cultural and political experiences of African Americans in modern America.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the development of Western racism as relates to African Americans.
  2. Discuss the aftermath of slavery and the promises unfulfilled.
  3. Summarize all aspects of the Reconstruction Movement.
  4. Outline the rise and fall of Black voting power in the South.
  5. Relate how the American society granted freedom but not equality to Blacks
  6. Analyze racism in all its manifestations.
  7. Discuss the development of Black ghettos throughout the United States
  8. Describe the conditions under which Blacks struggled for equality in the United States.
  9. Compare Southern and Northern racist practices.
  10. Identify Black advancements in the United States.
  11. Articulate views of the National and local Civil Rights Movement.
  12. Discuss how the first African American U.S. President, Barack Obama, was elected and the impact of that election.
Listed Topics
  1. Review of African American history before 1865
  2. The meaning of freedom for Blacks
  3. Reconstruction and the rise of Black voting power
  4. The rise of the KKK and other terror groups
  5. How the North aided and abetted the rise of Jim Crow Laws and customs
  6. The Great Migration and the formation of Northern Black Ghettoes
  7. Conditions Black faced in their attempt to be treated equally
  8. Police and Blacks. Who do they protect?
  9. Contributions of Blacks to American society
  10. The Tuskegee Experiment and the Tuskegee Airmen
  11. Black participation in the wars of America and the discrimination they faced during and after these wars
  12. The destruction of Black Wall Street and other self-sufficient Black communities
  13. The Civil Rights Movement
  14. The Black Lives Matter movement
  15. Barack Obama his victories and defeats and his treatment by Whites
  16. Where do we go from here?
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials as required by instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/14/2021

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