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HIST 166: African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle (Fall 2007, Stanford Univ.). Instructor: Professor Clayborne

Carson, a professor in the History Department at Stanford University. This course introduces the viewer to African-American history, with particular emphasis on the political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930, focusing on selected individuals who have shaped and been shaped by modern African-American struggles for freedom and justice.

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction and W.E.B. Du Bois Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – W.E.B. Du Bois and the Great Depression Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Shirley Graham: Transformation of an Artist/Intellectual Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Paul Robeson: Star to Outcast Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Bayard Rustin: Radical Outsider Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Social Gospel Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Awele Makeba on “The Women Who Made the Montgomery Movement” Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Ella Baker Inspires the Student Movement Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Bob Moses: Mississippi Organizer Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Guest Lecture by Vincent Harding on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Guest Lecture by Clarence Jones on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Malcolm X and his Ambiguous Legacy Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Stokely Carmichael Defines Black Power Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Guest Lecture by Elaine Brown on the Black Panther Party Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Outlaw Feminist Angela Davis Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Guest Lecture by Erica Huggins Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Tupac Shakur’s “Thug Life” Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Barack Obama’s American Dream Unlimited

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