CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORIES: CHASING FREEDOMS
Credit points: 15
U.S. historian William H. Chafe has called the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s "the most significant social movement in all of American history." This subject allows students to explore in detail the central protests of this important movement. Our chronology will largely concentrate on events between the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and the 1968 Poor Peoples' Campaign. As they examine the various protests, students explore how a mass movement mobilizes successfully. In particular, they will explore the remarkable story of how an allegedly politically feeble and dependent racial minority was able to secure substantial racial change from a powerful white majority. They will also assess the key role of Martin Luther King. In both their assignments, third year students will be expected to outline an argument which is more sustained, referencing which is more accomplished, and to utilize a wider range of sources than second year students.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Minchin
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesTutorial Discussion and Short Topical Essay and Long Comparative/Thematic Essay
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Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years
Voices of freedom: an oral history of the civil rights movement
AuthorHampton, H. and Fayer, S.
To redeem the soul of America: the southern christian leadership conference and Martin Luther King Jr.
PublisherUNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS
Eyes on the prize civil rights reader: documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the black freedom struggle
AuthorCarson, C. et al.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Minchin
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Essay (2500 words) 1 x Long comparative essay
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Essay (1500 words) 1 x Topic specific short essay
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