Fall 2018 - 60710 - PA 388K – Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Black Power Movement

The Black Power Movement represents one of the most important and controversial social and political movements in postwar American history. This course examines how the movement for black political self-determination during the 1960s and 1970s transformed American race relations, accelerated the pace of black elected officials nationally, erected new educational, social, political, and cultural institutions nationwide and redefined black politics, identity, and culture. We will also explore the movement’s critique of, and participation in, civil rights struggles; its reimagining of American Democracy; efforts to gain political and economic power within America society while redrawing the landscape of race relations.


This course is cross-listed with HIS 389. HIS is the home department.