Racial Justice in the 20th Century US and South Africa


This course uses a comparative framework to assess race in two societies founded on premises of racial inequality: South Africa and the United States. We will also explore some of the social, cultural and political exchanges that have taken place between African Americans and Black South Africans over the course of the twentieth century, considering the implications of transnational historical experience. Topics covered include segregation, race relations in the countryside, twentieth century struggles for civil rights/liberation, the American anti-apartheid movement and reparations. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Shapiro

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Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • W
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 346S
  • HISTORY 396S
  • ICS 351S
  • PUBPOL 326S
  • RIGHTS 349S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring