BLACK NATIONALISM: RHETORIC AND REALITY
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NHIS 3682
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
- Ethnic Studies
- Social Justice
- Cultural Studies
Black nationalism has proved to be a powerful organizing concept uniting much of the global Black diaspora. This course examines the multiple rhetorical strands of black nationalism, from religious, cultural, and political organizing themes to more tangible manifestations, such as experiments in Black resettlement and other forms of social activism. Key topics include the Black Atlantic, the “Back to Africa” movements of the 19th-century Caribbean and the United States, and the intersection of Black nationalism and Black Power. Key figures discussed include Olaudah Equiano, Paul Cuffe, John Russwurm, Martin Delany, Henry McNeal Turner, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alexander Crummell, Marcus Garvey, Wallace Fard Muhammad, Kwame Nkrumah, and Malcolm X.
Course Open to: Degree Students