WGS 393 • Black Women in National Politics
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Students will study U.S. political history and electoral and grassroots campaigns from the 1960s to the present day. This seminar examines black women's electoral campaigns or those elected and/or appointed to national office from the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson to the administration of George W. Bush. Women studied include Fannie Lou Hamer, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, and Condoleeza Rice. Students will compile a portfolio/case study of their selected politician(s) and analyze her contributions to or critiques of U.S. domestic/foreign policies.