• Spring 2013 : African American Studies 173AC Gandhi and the Civil Rights Movement in America

    173AC. Gandhi and the Civil Rights Movement in America. (3) Three hours of lecture per week. This course surveys the impact of Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence and justice in American Civil Rights struggles. Through narratives, images from African American, itinerant Gandhian, and ethnic critics of race practice in American culture, we examine how Gandhian satyagraha shaped emergent civil resistance movements, as also the global appeal to nonviolent democracy. ACES component comprises internship with civil liberties partners that monitor local implementations of human rights treaties. Also listed as Religious Studies 173AC. This course satisfies the American cultures requirement.