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African American Studies: Courses / Curriculum

Select library and Internet resources for researching African American Studies.

CCP African American Studies Courses

The Community College of Philadelphia offers the following African American Studies Coureses:

CCP Liberal Arts - African American and African Diaspora Studies Option

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Option is appropriate for students who desire to study the African Diaspora and to prepare for leadership and scholarship roles while pursuing a liberal education and qualifying to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

African American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle- Free Video Course

Lecture 1 - Course Introduction and W.E.B. Du Bois  (43:41) - Recorded September 25, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 2 - Du Bois and the Great Depression  (1:01:27) - Recorded September 27, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 3 - Shirley Graham: Transformation of an Artist/Intellectual  (1:19:00) - Recorded October 2, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 4 - Paul Robeson: Star to Outcast  (51:29)  - Recorded October 4, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 5 - Bayard Rustin: Radical Outsider  (47:03) - Recorded October 9, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 6 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Social Gospel  (58:35) - Recorded October 11, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 7 - The Women Who Made the Montgomery Movement  (1:21:31) - 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.

Lecture 8 - Ella Baker Inspires the Student Movement  (1:13:29) - Recorded October 18, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 9 - Bob Moses: Mississippi Organizer (43:27) - Recorded October 23, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 10 - Vincent Harding on Martin Luther King Jr. (1:09:41) - This class session is a guest lecture by Vincent Harding on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recorded October 25, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 11 - Clarence Jones on Martin Luther King Jr. (1:18:35) - This class session is a guest lecture by Clarence Jones on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recorded November 1, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 12 - Malcolm X and his Ambiguous Legacy (1:09:07) - Recorded November 6, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 13 - Stokely Carmichael Defines Black Power (1:19:34) - Recorded November 8, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 14 - The Black Panther Party (1:03:42) - This class session is a guest lecture by Elaine Brown on the Black Panther Party. Recorded November 13, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 15 - Outlaw Feminist Angela Davis (39:52) - Recorded November 15, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 16 (1:17:33) - This class session is a guest lecture by Erica Huggins. Recorded November 27, 2007 at Stanford University.

Lecture 17 - Jesse Jackson Runs for President (not available)

Lecture 18 - Tupac Shakur's 'Thug Life' (34:43) - Recorded December 4, 2007 at Stanford University

Lecture 19 - Barack Obama's American Dream (1:20:59) - Recorded December 6, 2007 at Stanford University.

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