Schedule

Below each class meeting is a list of the work you are expected to complete before coming to class that day. Further explanations of each week, including work expectations and reminders, will be provided in weekly announcements posted on the course website. All Digital Course Readings (DCR) can be downloaded from our Sakai site.

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January 22: Introduction to our Learning Collective.
IN CLASS: We will review our class, and have a short activity and lecture.

January 24: Racial Terror and American Apartheid.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture and a short discussion on the readings.
• READ “I Lifted Up Mine Eyes to Ghana” by Blain (online)
• READ short excerpt from “The Souls of White Folk” by DuBois (DCR 1)

January 29: The Roots of the Black Freedom Struggle.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• WRITE and POST a one-page bio (according to the posted instructions) before class.
• READ “The Court Decides” by Patterson (DCR 2)
• READ readings on Brown v. Board (DCR 3)

January 31: Desegregating the Schools.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture, a short discussion, and turn in our first Critical Evaluation Exercise.
• READ “Court Order Can’t Make the Races Mix” (DCR 4)
• WRITE Critical Evaluation Exercise 1 on DCR 4 (due in class)

February 5: Montgomery Bus Boycott.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 1-6 in BUS

February 7: “Awakenings.” CE1
IN CLASS: We will watch part of a documentary and have an in-class discussion.
• READ chapters 7-9 in BUS
• READ excerpt from Montgomery City Code (DCR 5)

February 12: MLK and the SCLC.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 1 and 2 from In Struggle by Carson (DCR 6)
• READ chapters 8 and 9 from I’ve Got the Light of Freedom by Payne (DCR 7)
• WATCH “Freedom Riders” (via Sakai)

February 14: The Birth of SNCC.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture and short discussion.
• READ “Clergy Statement” and “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” (online)

February 19: Reformers and Radicals.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 1-10 in MALCOLM

February 21: Mississippi and the Roots of Radicalism.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture and short discussion.
• WATCH “Freedom on My Mind” (via Sakai)

February 26: The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 11-Epilogue in MALCOLM

February 28: Black Power!
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture and short discussion.
• WATCH “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” (via Sakai)

March 5: The Fight in the Fields.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 7-9 in America’s Social Arsonist by Thompson (DCR 8)
• READ chapters 1-2 in RACISM
• WATCH “Delano Manongs” (via Kanopy)

March 7: Chicano Youth Walkouts.
IN CLASS: We will watch a documentary and have a short discussion.
• READ “Demands Made By East Side High School Students Listed” (DCR 9)

March 12: Chicano and Latino Youth Activism.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 3-6 in RACISM

March 14: Midterm 1.
IN CLASS: We will have an in-class Midterm.

March 19 and 21: SPRING BREAK.
This is time for you to rest and conduct research for our semester project.

March 26: The Young Lords.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 7-8 in RACISM
• READ “Revolutionary Sisters” by Espinoza (DCR10)
• READ selections from ¡Palante! (DCR 11)

March 28: Indian Reformers and Indian Radicals.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture and turn in our Question and Sources assignment.
• WRITE Question and Sources assignment.

April 2: American Indian Movement (AIM).
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapter 6 in Blood Struggle (DCR 12)
• READ chapters 6 and 7 in Like a Hurricane by Smith and Warrior (DCR 13)

April 4: NO CLASS.
• WATCH “Wounded Knee” (episode 5 of “We Shall Remain”) (via Sakai)
• WATCH “Alcatraz Is Not An Island” (via Sakai)
• READ “The Alcatraz Proclamation” (DCR 14)
• WRITE Critical Evaluation Exercise 2 on DCR 14 (due by 4/6 via Sakai)

April 9: The FBI and COINTELPRO.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ part IV in Prison Writings (DCR 15)
• WATCH & READ “Burglars Who Took on F.B.I.” (online)

April 11: Third Wave Feminism.
IN CLASS: We discuss the readings and have a short lecture.
• READ “The Third World Women’s Alliance” (DCR 16)
• READ selections from This Bridge Called My Back (DCR 17)

April 16: Asian American Activists.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 1-5 in SERVE.

April 18: San Francisco State and the Bay Area.
IN CLASS: We will have a lecture.
• WATCH “Agents of Change” (via Sakai)

April 23: The US War in Vietnam.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ chapters 6-9 in SERVE.

April 25: NO CLASS.
WATCH “The Fall of the I-Hotel” (via Sakai)

April 30: Making a Multiracial Democracy.
IN CLASS: We will have a collaborative discussion on the readings and a short lecture.
• READ “With the Soul of a Human Rainbow” (DCR 18)

May 2: Midterm 2.
IN CLASS: We will have an in-class Midterm and do course evaluations.

May 7: The Radical Possibility of “the Long Sixties.”
IN CLASS: We will have a final collaborative discussion, a final lecture, and post our “Teaching the Freedom Struggle” projects on WordPress.
• READ “My Dungeon Shook” (DCR 19)
• POST “Teaching the Freedom Struggle” assignment

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