HIST 2512 Black Women in the Twentieth Century (also AMST 2512, ASRC 2512, FGSS 2512) (HA-AS, HST-AS) (HNA)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:40-10:55 plus optional discussion
Professor Tamika Nunley
In this course we will examine the experiences of Black women in twentieth-century America during the migration of African Americans to urban cities, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power movement. In this course we will be particularly attentive to Black women’s activism and ideas about black feminism. The intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality shaped Black women’s struggles and articulations of the most pressing issues of their time. They designed movements that shaped national and global social, cultural and political transformations of the twentieth century. The readings feature the voices of these women and highlight contemporary innovations in the production of African American women’s history.
Photograph: Retrieved from the Library of Congress. Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia. No known restrictions on publication. Creator: Askew, Thomas E.,1850?-1914, photographer