This course is an introduction to the social movements of the “Long Sixties” (1945 – 1975), with emphasis on the Freedom Movements of Black Americans, Chicanx/Latinx communities, Asian-Americans, American Indians, Feminists, LGBTQ communities and other racial, ethnic or cultural communities. Students will identify and evaluate the core tenets of specific social movements including leaders, organizations, events, politics, disappointments and triumphs. Familiarity with US History is presumed. Students will also assess contemporary movements both locally and globally to ultimately define “Freedom” for themselves. Course methodology includes: lectures, class discussion, films, group work, weekly response papers and a final paper.