Race and Civil Rights: The Debate over Violence and Nonviolence
This seminar uses reflections by black Americans on how they might achieve full racial justice in America. They raise critical questions that African Americans asked themselves and the nation in the post-Civil War era through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. For example: What does justice mean in U.S. racial relations? How might it best be achieved? Should appeals to justice remain peaceful and lawful or can they legitimately employ extralegal or violent measures? Expectations for seminar participants include having a video camera, and microphone and keeping the camera on for the discussion. Reading the materials provided and preparing comments and questions to contribute to the discussion.