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Community Resources And Black Social Action, F Street, A Case Study, Robert Joseph Mckee 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Community Resources And Black Social Action, F Street, A Case Study, Robert Joseph Mckee

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study examines the resources employed by the predominantly African American residents of Historic West Las Vegas, Nevada, to protest a street closure in their community. Previous studies of collective social action in the black community have stressed the involvement and resources of the black church. Instead, the residents of this community relied on cultural, social, and economic resources that did not depend heavily on the church. In this ethnographic case study, I combined participant observation, ethnographic interviews, prolonged engagement, photographs, and document analysis. I argue that the resources a community employs in social action can be analyzed using my ...


A Father's Hands: African American Fathering Involvement And The Educational Outcomes Of Their Children, Theodore Samuel Ransaw 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Father's Hands: African American Fathering Involvement And The Educational Outcomes Of Their Children, Theodore Samuel Ransaw

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Although there is a great deal of research on hegemonic masculinity, fathering involvement and a father's influence on his children's educational outcomes, little empirical research has linked these practices to African American fathers. Because they are typically depicted as ineffective, irresponsible and non-present, African American fathers who are involved in their children's lives must do so in ways that affirm their identity, ways that are contrary to the common social conceptions and media representations of Black men. Using the framework of hegemonic masculinity, this study examined how the increase of women in the workforce translates to both ...


The Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Black Women Leaders In Fortune 500 Companies, LaTonya R. Jackson 2012 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Black Women Leaders In Fortune 500 Companies, Latonya R. Jackson

Theses and Dissertations

Black women are underrepresented in leadership positions within organizations. The extent to which self-efficacy influences the advancement potential of Black females is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs of black women in leadership positions and to determine how Black women leaders' careers are influenced by their self-efficacy beliefs. Participants for the study were determined using convenient random sampling. The objectives of this study were to determine the profile and level of self-efficacy, and leadership practices of participants based on tenure (length of time in a leadership position), age comparison and work experience (total number ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 41, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 41, Wku Student Affairs

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"People Want To See What Happened": Treme, Televisual Tourism, And The Racial Remapping Of Post-Katrina New Orleans, Lynnell Thomas 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

"People Want To See What Happened": Treme, Televisual Tourism, And The Racial Remapping Of Post-Katrina New Orleans, Lynnell Thomas

Lynnell Thomas

Occupying the space between cultural reproduction and theatrical production, the HBO series Treme offers an important vantage point from which to analyze the intersection of race, class, culture, and media representation animating New Orleans’s post-Katrina tourist identity. Treme illustrates the tension between the welcome recognition and celebration of New Orleans black expressive culture and its spectacularization and commodification. The resuscitation of tourist tropes and an emphasis on jazz and heritage music in the series often render the city’s history of racial conflict and injustice invisible or subordinate to new narratives of cross-racial unity among Katrina survivors and paternalistic ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 40, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 40, Wku Student Affairs

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Dixon, Norma, African & African American Studies Department. Norma Dixon 2012 Fordham University

Dixon, Norma, African & African American Studies Department. Norma Dixon

Oral Histories

Norma Dixon grew up in a rural town in North Carolina, in a small town called Rockingham. It was a textile-manufacturing town. Dixon can trace her ancestry back to slavery and has deep southern roots. In addition to strong southern roots, Norma is also deeply religious. She described Sunday school as the beginnings of her formal education. By 10, she was able to listen, appreciate, and comprehend each church service.

When she finished high school in 1968, she attested Winston Salem State University. Dixon met her husband Nathaniel while at university and the two were married in 1974. Upon marriage ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 88, No. 39, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Building A Dream, Jenny Nestelberger 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Building A Dream, Jenny Nestelberger

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA)

The August 28, 1963 March on Washington is often remembered primarily for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which serves as the pinnacle of civil rights movement oratory. This thesis, in contrast, examines speeches of the leaders of the “Big Six” organizations that preceded King’s well-known words in order to shed light on the complexities of the movement and the outcomes that can result from meaningful dissent. Occurring at a time of division, the March emerged as a symbol of hope for change in the nation. The addresses of the day reflected this hope and ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 38, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 37, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Milagros, African & African American Studies Department. Milagros 2012 Fordham University

Milagros, African & African American Studies Department. Milagros

Oral Histories

Milagros is a former teacher in the Bronx who immigrated to the United States from Cuba. In her interview, she discussed her experience escaping from Castro’s government as well as the manner in which society had shaped her identity.

Prior to living in the United States, Milagros resided in Cuba for 20 years. She stated that in Cuba, race was not as important as it was in America. Instead, status was determined by which family you had been born into. However, she did say that neighbors in Cuba were like relatives to her family, and recounted incidents where she ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 36, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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The Tripled Plot And Center Of Sula, Maureen Reddy 2012 Rhode Island College

The Tripled Plot And Center Of Sula, Maureen Reddy

Maureen T. Reddy

Critics of Sula frequently comment on the pervasive presence of death, the uses of a particular cultural and historical background, the split or doubled protagonist (Sula/Nel), and the attention to chronology in the novel. However, as far as I am aware, no one has presented a reading of Sula that explores the interrelatedness of these elements; yet it is the connections among them that most usefully reveal the novel's overall thematic patterns. Sula can be, and has been, read as, among other things, a fable, a lesbian novel, a black female bildungsroman, a novel of heroic questing, and ...


From The Struggle To Liberation: A Critical Analysis Of The Film The Color Purple, Rebecca Matlock 2012 Stephen F Austin State University

From The Struggle To Liberation: A Critical Analysis Of The Film The Color Purple, Rebecca Matlock

Undergraduate Research Conference

This paper critiques and analyzes The Color Purple movie. The Color Purple movie released in 1985 is based on the 16982 novel written by author Alice Walker (Jones & Spielberg, 1985). The movie sheds light on he struggles that African American females faced as their reality in the 1930s. This paper begins with a brief overview of the movie discussing the context of the movie. The paper then discusses four intercultural concepts that is significantly related to the movie. The four concepts are: cultural norms, identity, self-awareness, and discrimination. From an intercultural communication view, the movie impacts, viewers by making them ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 35, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 34, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Richey, Nancy Carol, B. 1959 (Fa 575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2012 Western Kentucky University

Richey, Nancy Carol, B. 1959 (Fa 575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 575. Interview conducted on 21 February 2012 by Nancy Richey and Sue Lynn McDaniel with Angela Townsend regarding Jonesville, an African American community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that was eliminated by an urban renewal project in the 1960s.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 33, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

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Korn, Mike (Sc 2516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2012 Western Kentucky University

Korn, Mike (Sc 2516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text transcription (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2516. Interview conducted by Mike Korn and a Mr. Starks with Reverend Earl J. Jackson, Bowling Green, Kentucky in reference to the religious and educational work of Reverend Henry David Carpenter.


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