African Americans & the Legal Process

This course explores the special relationship between persons of African descent in the United States and the unique role law has played in establishing their status. The class traces the evolution of race/racism/racial formations pertaining to the African American experience as a function of America’s legal system. The class covers the key moments and scholarly debates regarding African American history and investigates the legal cultivation of race using seminal legal documents.

Dates and locations to be announced.


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