ASRC 1813

ASRC 1813

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar will examine autobiographical writings and advocacy statements and speeches by selected freedom fighters from Black America, Africa and the Caribbean. Through written and oral communication, students will explore the ideas, values, activities, and impact of individuals such as W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Amy Jacques Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement (including Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Angela Davis), Nelson Mandela, African Women in the South African Anti-Apartheid Struggle (including Winnie Mandela, Ruth Mompati, Mavivi Manzini, Albertina Sisulu), and Bob Marley. Video and film presentations will augment reading, discussion, and writing assignments.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18221 ASRC 1813   SEM 101

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