Oct 25, 2020
ETH 220 - History of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement
3 Lecture Hours
This course examines the Civil Rights Movement in Pittsburgh. It starts with a brief overview of racial conditions in the United States, with special emphasis on Pittsburgh. The groups that participated in the movement will be discussed as will the individuals involved in seeking racial equality. Students will also learn about the government agencies and businesses confronted. During the movement, the specific techniques used by civil rights groups will be discussed.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Students will be able to discuss racial conditions in Pittsburgh prior to 1960.
- Students will be able to name two groups that participated in the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement and their leaders.
- Students will be able to discuss the techniques employed by civil rights groups to achieve equality.
- Student will make an oral presentation, in class, about the movement, its organizations, its targets and/or the individual participants.
- Students will be able to tell about the overall results of the movement in the areas of employment, education and public accommodations.
- The racial climate in Pittsburgh prior to 1960 and how Black citizens were treated
- The organizations and their methodology: what techniques were used
- The leaders of the movement. Who were they? What did they do
- The businesses, government organizations and other groups that were targeted by the movement. Why were these groups targeted
- Reaction to the movement. What happened to participants
- Results of the movement. Were major changes made
Lectures, films, videos and guest speakers.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 02/24/2004
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