Carson African-American History

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Introduction to African-American History (Stanford University 2007)


This course introduces the viewer to African-American history, with particular emphasis on the political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930, focusing on selected individuals who have shaped and been shaped by modern African-American struggles for freedom and justice. Clayborne Carson is a professor in the History Department at Stanford University.


1. Topics in this lecture include a course introduction and W.E.B. Du Bois. Recorded September 25, 2007 at Stanford University.


2. This lecture focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois and the Great Depression. Recorded September 27, 2007 at Stanford University.


3. This lecture is entitled "Shirley Graham: Transformation of an Artist/Intellectual". Recorded October 2, 2007 at Stanford University.


4. This lecture is entitled "Paul Robeson: Star to Outcast". Recorded October 4, 2007 at Stanford University.


5. This lecture is entitled "Bayard Rustin: Radical Outsider". Recorded October 9, 2007 at Stanford University.


6. This lecture is entitled "Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Social Gospel". Recorded October 11, 2007 at Stanford University.


7. This class session is a guest lecture by Awele Makeba on "The Women Who Made the Montgomery Movement". Recorded October 16, 2007 at Stanford University.


8. This lecture is entitled "Ella Baker Inspires the Student Movement". Recorded October 18, 2007 at Stanford University.


9. This class session is entitled "Bob Moses: Mississippi Organizer". Recorded October 23, 2007 at Stanford University.


10. This class session is a guest lecture by Vincent Harding on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recorded October 25, 2007 at Stanford University.


11. This class session is a guest lecture by Clarence Jones on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recorded November 1, 2007 at Stanford University.


12. This lecture is entitled "Malcolm X and his Ambiguous Legacy". Recorded November 6, 2007 at Stanford University.


13. This lecture is entitled "Stokely Carmichael Defines Black Power". Recorded November 8, 2007 at Stanford University.



14. This class session is a guest lecture by Elaine Brown on the Black Panther Party. Recorded November 13, 2007 at Stanford University.


15. This lecture is entitled "Outlaw feminist Angela Davis". Recorded November 15, 2007 at Stanford University.


16. This class session is a guest lecture by Erica Huggins. Recorded November 27, 2007 at Stanford University.


17. Lecture 17 has not been recorded.


18. This lecture is entitled "Tupac Shakur's 'Thug Life'". Recorded December 4, 2007 at Stanford University.


19. This lecture is entitled "Barak Obama's American Dream". Recorded December 6, 2007 at Stanford University.