AFST 3138 The Black Diaspora in New York

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as AFRIC 13.5.
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3 Hours; 3 Credits

The emergence of an African diasporic community in downstate New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island) from early Dutch settlement through the 21st century. Topics to be covered include slavery, the African burial ground, black churches, the underground railroad, anti-slavery activity, free black communities, black politics in New York, civil rights movement, and African and Caribbean immigration. Changing definitions of black identity. Historic sites and material culture as sources for local history will be discussed. Not open to students who have taken Africana Studies 60.1 in the Spring 1998 semester.

Prerequisite: English1010


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