The African-American experience from African origins to 1877. Pre-16th century African civilizations, the Atlantic slave trade, the middle passage, racial slavery during the colonial and early republic. Survival strategies of the enslaved and free, struggles for freedom, equality, and social justice during the colonial and post revolutionary period. The abolitionist movement; the role of African-Americans in the Civil War and reconstruction. Lectures and documentary videos. Also listed asAFA 335.