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Author: Richard Pierce
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "African American History II" in the History Department. This course examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the close of the American Civil War to the 1980s, exploring both the relationship of blacks to the larger society and the inner dynamic of the black community. We will devote particular attention to Reconstruction, the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, and the political machinations of the African American community.
Facades

African American History II

Professor Richard Pierce, Ph.D.

History
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Two 75-minute lectures per week.

Facades (also Crazy Quilt).  Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) from the Harlem Document.
Image courtesy of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the Snite Museum of Art.
Used with permission.

Course Description

African American History II is a course that examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the close of the American Civil War to the 1980s.  We will explore both the relationship of blacks to the larger society and the inner dynamic of the black community.  We will devote particular attention to Reconstruction, the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, and the political machinations of the African American community.

This course was also cross-listed as AFAM 30202, AMST 30341, ESS 30306, and HESB 30458.

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