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The Modern Freedom Struggle

Course Summary

This course is based on History 166: African-American History - The Modern Freedom Struggle made available by Stanford University.
This course introduces students to African-American history, with particular emphasis on the political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930. The readings and lectures will focus on selected individuals who have shaped and been shaped by modern African-American struggles for freedom and justice including Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Barack Obama. The course is taught in Stanford University by Clayborne Carson who is a professor in the History Department at Stanford University.

Reading Material

1. The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, Volume II
Clayborne Carson, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, and Gary B. Nash, The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, Volume II (2007)

2. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary
Juan Williams, Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary (1998)

3. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998)

4. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s
Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (1981)

5. 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America
Peniel, Joseph E., Waiting, 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006)

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