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FG308 Advanced Topics in Feminism & Gender Studies: Black Feminist Thought: Online Courses & Lectures

Public Education: Segregated until 1960...

Ruby Bridges Hall In November 1960.  Six-year-old Ruby Bridges Hall became the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school.

African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle (Stanford)

This course (via YouTube) 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.

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Michelle Alexander Lecture

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness   :  Professor Michelle Alexander discusses the systematic incarceration of African American males and how it authorizes discrimination after their release. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). To purchase a DVD, contact CAN TV's Community Partners at (312) 738-1400 or at

Angela Davis Lectures

The Prison: A Sign of Democracy? : UC Santa Cruz professor Angela Davis explores the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement. [2/2008] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 13826]

Angela Davis on Trayvon Martin and Violence in America : Dr Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Diversity is a Way of L.I.F.E conference at Rhode Island College April 13, 2012.  In her keynote Davis speaks about how the Trayvon Martin case is just an example of the level of violence happening in America today.

Lectures in History : American History Series from C-Span 3

The Civil War: Photos of African American Soldiers, New York City, New York, March 16, 2013 : This is a look at the names, people and stories behind the photographs of black Americans who fought for the Union. Ron Coddington -- author of the book “African American Faces of the Civil War” – details their contributions to the war effort. The New York Public Library hosted this discussion.

The Civil War: Lincoln, Douglass & U.S. Colored Troops, New York City, New York, March 9, 2013 (59 minutes) : A panel of scholars talks about the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops. This discussion also includes a look at the role abolitionist Frederick Douglass played in the recruitment of black soldiers, and their eventual acceptance into the Union Army by President Lincoln and his generals. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event.

Lectures in History: Black Power Movement in the 1960s, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 23, 2013 (75 minutes) : Professor Howard Brick of the University of Michigan examines the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. While the Civil Rights Movement led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought equality through non-violent civil disobedience, an emerging Black Power Movement in the mid-1960s -- guided variously by Malcolm X, Stokley Carmichael and the leaders of the Black Panther Party -- sought change through black nationalism and separatism. Professor Brick explores the roots and causes for this transformation in the struggle for African American equality.

Lectures in History: The Great Migration, Stanford, California, February 16, 2013 (80 minutes):  Stanford University professor Allyson Hobbs, a specialist in 20th century African American history, discusses the Great Migration, a period when millions of blacks moved from the South to areas North and West after 1910.

Lectures in History: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama, West Hartford, Connecticut, January 21, 2013 (90 minutes) :  University of Hartford professor Warren Goldstein discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.'s time spent in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Civil Rights movement there in 1963.

Lectures in History: Stereotypes of African Americans, Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 2012 (61 minutes) : Emory University Professor Nathan McCall examines the history behind stereotypes of African Americans. His talk spans from early depictions meant to dehumanize African Americans, which Mr. McCall argues helped slavery persist, through modern images in the media that show African Americans in negative light.

Lectures in History: Slavery, Secession & the Civil War, Denver, Colorado, October 13, 2012 95( minutes) ; History professor Susan Schulten discusses the causes of America's Civil War, including President Abraham Lincoln's refusal to allow slavery to expand into new territories. Professor Schulten explains that President Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy as legitimate and viewed secession as illegal. This class took place at the University of Denver

Lectures in History: Emancipation & U.S. Colored Troops, Baltimore, Maryland, August 25, 2012 (53 minutes) : Coppin State University History Professor Roger Davidson discusses emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil War to escape enslavement. He also details how former slaves offered their services to Union forces to help bring about the end of slavery.

Lectures in History: Emancipation & the Civil War, Washington, D.C., July 14, 2012 (76 minutes): Georgetown University History Professor Chandra Manning looks at the Emancipation Proclamation and the escalation of the Civil War. Professor Manning also examines the role that black soldiers played in the Union victory.

Lectures in History: African Americans & the Civil War, Cambridge, Massaschusetts, June 23, 2012 (104 minutes) : Harvard University professor John Stauffer discusses African Americans and the Civil War.  Professor Stauffer examines Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, focusing on the president's claim that secession was unconstitutional.  He also teaches about President Lincoln’s efforts to keep the border states in the Union, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the involvement of black soldiers in both the Union and Confederate Armies.

Lectures in History - The Civil Rights Movement, Seattle, Washington, June 2, 2012 (114 minutes) : University of Washington American History Professor Quintard Taylor looks at the Civil Rights Movement from the 1940s through the 1960s. Professor Taylor focuses on the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Brown v. Board of Education and the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lectures in History: Music of the Civil Rights Movement, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 26, 2012 (81 minutes) : University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several songs and slides are featured during the class.

Lectures in History: Use of the "N-Word" in Literature and Culture, Waterbury, Connecticut, February 4, 2012 (77 minutes) :  Naugatuck Valley Community College professor William Foster teaches an English class in which students investigate relationships between literature and society.  In this lecture, Professor Foster discusses the use of the “N-Word” in American Literature and Culture, with a focus on Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Lectures in History: Resistance by Enslaved Women, Washington, D.C., December 11, 2011 : This week we join Virginia Tech History Professor Beverly Bunch-Lyons as she teaches a university class on women and slavery, and how they resisted. Professor Bunch-Lyons and her students read first-hand accounts from former slave women about their experiences. Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Graduation Day!

Traditional Black Southern College

photo credit: Sunny Nash

Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Women and the Civil Rights Movement. A COURSERA class offered by Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown, Universityof Maryland : Learn about women’s roles in the U.S. civil rights struggles of the 1890s to the 1990s.

UCLA African American Studies Lectures

The UCLA African American Studies Program is making various lectures available via YouTube.

Martha Biondi Lectures

The Black Revolution on Campus, October 26, 2012  : Scholar Martha Biondi examines the impact of the black power movement of the 1960's and 1970's on academia and colleges, including the establishment of Black Studies at universities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CANT)

Educating Harlem Lecture Series: Dr. Martha Biondi, April 8, 2013  : Dr. Martha Biondi is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University. Her talk was entitled, "Viva Harlem U:" Black and Puerto Rican Students and the Transformation of City College.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar Lecture

Still Reading the Silences: African American Women’s History in the Digital Age : Presentation at the American Library Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 26, 2014 by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor at the University of Delaware and director of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History.

Ruth Gilmore Lecture

Beyond The Prison Industrial Complex : Ruth Wilson Gilmore discusses her Critique of mass incarceration and outlines some strategies to reduce the over-reliance on incarceration and to build alternative pathways to safety and justice. This Program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television(CAN TV). To purchase a DVD, contact CAN TV's Community Partners at (312) 738-1400 or at

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