Southern Voices: Activism and Progressive Movements in the US South


This course explores the lesser known, often hidden, and dismissed works of activism in the US South, primarily through an ethnographic lens. While many know key moments of the Civil Rights movement, much equity and justice work today has its roots in large Southern post-Reconstruction efforts and conflicts. Interdisciplinary lectures will examine a wide variety of movements including labor, health, music, sports, food, education, religion, and media representations. The trajectories of these movements will be contextualized over time in order to understand current regional grassroots and policy actions as well as impacts on national policies.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • RIGHTS 247
Typically Offered
Fall Only