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AMST 706 01 (12124) /WGSS716/HIST711/AFAM738
Readings in African American Women's History
Crystal Feimster
M 1.30-3.20 WALL81 101
Fall 2016 
The diversity of African American women's lives from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Using primary and secondary sources we explore the social, political, cultural, and economic factors that produced change and transformation in the lives of African American women. Through history, fiction, autobiography, art, religion, film, music, and cultural criticism we discuss and explore the construction of African American women's activism and feminism; the racial politics of the body, beauty, and complexion; hetero- and same-sex sexualities; intraracial class relations; and the politics of identity, family, and work.