International Black Social Movements
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NMGM 5006
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Multiculturalism & Social Change
  • Social Justice
Black social movements consistently challenge the marginalization of communities of African descent. In the process of contesting the legitimacy and consequences of physical terror, economic exploitation and cultural misappropriation endured by their communities, social movements throughout the African diaspora have created many of the philosophies, repertoires of collective action and aesthetic traditions that lay at the core of our understanding, and imagination, of black life and political dissent. As this course unfolds, we will closely examine the work of black social movements, which envisioned a global society in which all people possessed freedom, justice and self-determination. Through our research, readings and class discussions, we will interrogate both the iconography and vilification of black social movements and their impact on race and politics today. Elective in the Milano School Leadership and Change, Politics and Advocacy and the Global Management Areas of Specialization.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.