Major requirement: History of the United States
This seminar will examine the origin, growth and development of the civil rights movement in Memphis. Using, music, documentaries, oral histories and secondary sources, students will consider the various political, social, cultural and economic dynamics that led to the creation of a movement in the Bluff City. Additionally, the course will focus on various organizations and individuals, and will seek to analyze the strategies they implemented in the pursuit of greater freedom. Students will also assess reactions to the movement in Memphis, and the complex legacy citizens of the city continue to contend with.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing