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Department
History
Course
HIST-0034
Professor
Peniel Joseph
Semester
Fall

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09/04/2013 Lecture 1 Themes in the Black Experience Race and Democracy United States is founded on ideas of equality, however, also founded on slavery 3/5 Rule The Civil War was to see what type of Democracy the US would have Could African Americans be citizens? Some people would never allow blacks to be citizens Race and Democracy was the reason for the Civil War, and a fundamental question of the US founding Can we have racial justice? Gender? Class? Economic? After Civil War, more blacks were lynched than during slavery Democracy cannot truly happen Black Political Thought What black people think about politics Civil Rights and Social Equality Race is separate, but economically they are intertwined Why should we integrate after Rosa Parks? Anti­Racism White people are the real problem Islamic Societies Pan­Africanism▯Let’s go back to Africa Others, lets plant our roots in America There was unity because of racial oppression They all wanted citizenship Jim Crow is a euphemism for institutionalized racism, and no chance for racial equality Born and raised in US, but under many restrictions Apartheid in South Africa, and is the same in US Social, Political Economic and Cultural Transformation America is industrializing People are leaving the South to the North Very big transformations in many big northern cities After blacks get the right to vote, p
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