AAST 248:
african american
history since 1877


Course Description

The end of reconstruction in America marks a seminal moment of both progress and setbacks for African Americans. This course will survey the history of African Americans with particular attention to the social, intellectual and political changes in the African American experience since 1877. The course offers an interdisciplinary optic on power that will engage the importance of music, religion, race, and representation. 

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AAST248_History Since 1877
Johari Jabir
Ass‚Äčistant Professor of African American Studies

Contact Info

Office: 1123 UH
Email: jjabir@uic.edu

Curriculum Vitae


What Does African American American Studies Mean to You?

"The interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies allows my work as an artist, scholar, and teacher to function as one organic project with interacting elements. My questions of race, religion, and empire emerge out of my artistic practice. The music informs my topics of study, "how" I theorize my questions, and my pedagogy. In this instance, African American studies is uniquely positioned to serve as my intellectual home."--Johari Jabir

Course Information

3 hours. Same as HIST 248. Prerequisite(s): One course in African American studies or history, or consent of the instructor 

Requirements Met

Past Course
US Society Course


Cultural Production & Analysis
Race, Politics & Institutions

When is it Offered?

Spring Semester