Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and 3 hours in African-American history or African-American literature. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits)
An examination of African-American feminist scholarship in the 19th and 20th centuries, as African-American women grappled with the issues of gender, race and class. Focus on African-American women’s perspectives and diverse experiences within the context of changing political, economic and social structures. Primary and secondary writings by African- American feminists in various disciplines will be used to understand the issues, agendas, contending philosophies, organizational strategies and alliances proposed.