Civil Rights Prosecutions

Credit Hours: 3

This class will first cover a general history and background of civil rights prosecutions, which will include Construction-era Klan violence, the history of peonage statutes and prosecutions, combatting lynching in the Jim Crow South, and cases from the Civil Rights era. After covering these historical perspectives, we will move into an in-depth analysis of three areas of modern civil rights prosecutions--(1) human trafficking; (2) hate crimes; and (3) color of law violations.