A study of how a generation learned race and racism in the Age of Jim Crow. Through multiple and intersecting lenses, students will examine texts, such as oral histories, literary narratives, and visual representations of various topics. Topics will include Jim Crow schooling, white supremacy, disenfranchisement, lynching, rape, resistance, interracial harmony, and desegregation.
Provides credit toward the Educational Studies Minor and satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.