African American Migrations
In this course we will consider the phenomenon of migration in 20th century African American life. We will draw on texts from fields such as literature (works by Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, and Dinaw Mengestu), art (paintings by Jacob Lawrence and Kerry James Marshall, FSA photos), music (blues, soul, and hip hop), sociology (Cayton and Drake, Black Metropolis), American Studies (Griffin, Who Set You Flowin’), and history (Berlin, The Making of African America). Our objectives will be to understand both the actual impact of the migrant experience on the African American community and African American artists’ creative responses to it. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2013
- Robert A. Jones '59 House CON(RAJ CON)
- 10:10am-11:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- William Nash
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW HIS NOR
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