The African-American Experience since 1945 (LI)

Department of American and Canadian Studies, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

College of Arts and Law


Code 12335

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester II

Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least one year of appropriate study in this discipline.’

Module description

This module examines the political history of African-Americans since 1945. The course explores the techniques, goals and experiences of the Civil Rights Movement, examining issues of identity politics, leadership and resistance. The course will assess the impact of the Civil Rights movements on the lives of African-Americans since the 1960's, questioning the relative importance of political goals or economic or social equality.

Teaching and learning methods