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AADS 3366 Philosophies of Black Struggle: African Independence and the US Civil Rights Movement (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

James H. Meriwether describes an ambivalent relationship between African liberation leaders and the US Civil Rights Movement. Alphonse Elungu claims that an African ideology of political liberation originated in the Americas and led to African political independence. Another critical strain suggests the African independence strengthened US Civil Rights. Finally, before relationships between Africa and its Diaspora were social and political they were religious and intellectual. Looking at the work of prominent thinkers, writers, philosophers and leaders in the Diaspora, we explore the complex relationships between Black Africans and African Americans in their respective struggles for freedom and searches for identity.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Donatien Cicura

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17