Topic: Growing Up Jim Crow
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New Psyc Bldg 220 (36 Eagle Ro
Content: What is the origin and legacy of "Jim Crow" in the United States? During the Age of Jim Crow, how did generations of white and black children learn race and racism? What are the public and hidden transcripts of resistance to white supremacy across race, gender, and class? What are examples of continuity and change in race relations from roughly the 1870s to the 1970s? These are some of the questions that we will encounter in this course. From the perspectives of white and black southerners, we will examine oral histories, literary narratives, and visual representations of numerous topics: "Jim Crow" education, white supremacy, disenfranchisement, lynching, rape, resistance, interracial harmony, and desegregation. Students will also analyze films as complex texts that can be viewed through multiple and intersecting lenses. Course requirements include various writing assignments, such as short analytical papers, a midterm exam and a final exam.
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