Women and the Civil Rights Movement

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Learn about women’s roles in the U.S. civil rights struggles of the 1890s to the 1990s.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 2 months ago
This is my first cousera class and am I glad I picked this one for my first attempt at online study. I am so in awe of this course. The lectures are not boring and the readings were informative and engaging. I am learning so much and plan on using the information and ithe habits of these inspirational woman that I am learning about to mimic their organizational skills in my own pursuits of justice. Professor Brown is awesome with her delivery of infomation. I could not wait to log on to each new lecture. I also liked engaging new relationships with fellow students from all parts of the world. Take this course the next time it is offered!
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3 years, 5 months ago
One of the most eye-opening, insightful and well organized courses I have ever taken. Dr. Barkley's feminist perspective is revolutionary and needed for a more accurate and complete understanding of the historical legacy of the Civil Rights movement.
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5 years, 9 months ago
An excellent course. Professor Brown offers the students a very rich account of the History and the role of women's activism leading to the Civil Rights movement, with a main focus on African Americans. Not only the video lectures are very engaging but the reading material, especially the access to primary sources is unique.
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Wow. Amazing. Inspiring. Brilliant. It's not an understatement to say that Women and the Civil Rights Movement changed my life. I almost didn't take this class because I thought I knew what I needed to know about the American Civil Rights Movement. History is one of my favorite subjects but I've never heard history like this when I was in school. The workload was fair and included about two hours of video lectures and additional required reading (about another half an hour to an hour, depending on how quickly I devoured the readings) and a one-try, untimed quiz per week. A plus of this course (and I wish other courses would pick up) was that Professor Barkley Brown offered two options to receive the basic certificate ~ one via the weekly quizzes alone, the other via peer assignments alone and a Distinguished option for completing both tracks or one track plus forum interaction. Professor Elsa Barkley Brown was personable, very down-t... Wow. Amazing. Inspiring. Brilliant. It's not an understatement to say that Women and the Civil Rights Movement changed my life. I almost didn't take this class because I thought I knew what I needed to know about the American Civil Rights Movement. History is one of my favorite subjects but I've never heard history like this when I was in school. The workload was fair and included about two hours of video lectures and additional required reading (about another half an hour to an hour, depending on how quickly I devoured the readings) and a one-try, untimed quiz per week. A plus of this course (and I wish other courses would pick up) was that Professor Barkley Brown offered two options to receive the basic certificate ~ one via the weekly quizzes alone, the other via peer assignments alone and a Distinguished option for completing both tracks or one track plus forum interaction. Professor Elsa Barkley Brown was personable, very down-to-earth and knows this subject well. The weekly video lessons went by so quickly thanks to Professor Barkley Brown's friendly presenting. I won't say that some lessons weren't difficult to cover (Emmett Till, for instance) and there were more than a few lessons that had me in tears, angry or frustrated. But that was the beauty of the course, it moved me and inspired me to see this part of history differently and to be motivated to find out more for myself. I found Women and the Civil Rights Movement a nice course to take alongside Professor Philip Zelikow's The Modern World as Zelikow's class featured almost no minorities or women players. Women and the Civil Rights Movement is highly recommended for everyone, it will definitely fill in some gaps in your history education.
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