Course Description for The Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Movement
The history of the Civil Rights Movement in the late twentieth century in the United States is the focus of this course. In addition, the role of the media and the way in which various aspects of popular culture have promoted and depicted the struggle for racial equality in America will be examined. Consequently, in addition to standard history text, the students will read and analyze literary works, films and music to gain insight into the social, political and cultural impact of the Civil Rights Movement.