Capstone Seminar: Post-Civil Rights America: The Search for Social Justice, 1968-Present


How could the United States elect a black president at the same time that it imprisons African Americans on an unprecedented scale? How has the legacy of the civil rights movement informed subsequent struggles for social justice, contemporary politics, and social relations?

Ask these questions and others in a research seminar exploring central outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement, beginning in 1968 and coming forward into the 21st Century. The course engages you in critical reading and discussion so that you can pursue research on racial and social equality and inequality in major areas of American life, notably electoral politics; education; religion and ethics; and public culture.

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Human Rights and Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity


United States and Canada