UNIT 4: The City/Origins of the "Ghetto"

M 3/17: New Demographies and Changing Political Landscapes
W 3/19: New Cultural Currents in African-American Life
M 3/24: The Two Worlds of Emmett Till

W 3/26: Blacks and Organized Labor


M 3/17: New Demographies and Changing Political Landscapes

Autobiography:

Richard Wright, Black Boy, Pt. 2, pp. 259-384.

Essays:

ON-LINE: Nicholas Lemann, "The Origins of the Underclass," Pt. 1 The Atlantic (June 1986) On-Line Synopsis: "The flight of middle-class blacks from ghettos has left a disastrously isolated underclass -- one formed less by welfare or a lack of jobs than by its rural-South heritage."

TOOLKIT: Holt and Brown, "Rural Exodus and the Growth of New Urban Communities," in Major Problems in African-American History, Vol. 2: 126-155.

Documents:


W 3/19: New Cultural Currents in African-American Life

Essays:

Documents:


M 3/24: The Two Worlds of Emmett Till
TEXT: Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi, pp. 121-145.

W 3/26: Blacks and Organized Labor

Autobiography:

TEXT: Theodore Rosengarten, All God's Dangers, pp. 285-343.