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HIST 4483 African American Life Stories (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A recurring theme in African American life histories is the narration of the moment when the black subject or author first becomes aware of himself/herself as a racial being in a society in which blackness has meaning. This course examines how these kinds of moments shaped individual perspectives of personal and racial identity and uses narratives and autobiographies to analyze how meanings of blackness are shaped by region, class, gender, sexuality, and historical context.


Instructor(s): Karen Miller

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with: AADS4483

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Last Updated: 11-Jul-16