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Ua12/6/2 Diversity Programs - Events, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/6/2 Diversity Programs - Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Events sponsored by the Diversity Programs office.


The Exceptional Negro: Racism, White Privilege And The Lie Of Respectability Politics, Traci Ellis May 2018

The Exceptional Negro: Racism, White Privilege And The Lie Of Respectability Politics, Traci Ellis

Publications & Research

Overwhelmingly, black folks have close encounters on a regular basis with being marginalized, insulted, dismissed and discriminated against. It is the natural consequence of still being considered little more than a Negro in this country. Especially for the “Exceptional Negroes.” But, as we will see, the truth is that even with our exceptionalism, we are still just “Negroes” to white America and in case we forget that, they will swiftly remind us.


Finding Aid To The Collection Of Osborne Family Materials, Osborne Family, Colby College Special Collections Jan 2018

Finding Aid To The Collection Of Osborne Family Materials, Osborne Family, Colby College Special Collections

Finding Aids

The Osborne Family Collection centers on the members of an early African American family who settled in Waterville, Maine after the Civil War. The collection contains materials relating to Samuel Osborne (1883-1904), his wife, Maria Iverson Osborne (1836-1913), and their children: Flora Molly Osborne Strange (1854-1921), Amelia Osborne (1857-1930), and Lulu Clifton Osborne Connor (1864-1907?), all born in slavery in Virginia. The remaining Osborne children: Isabelle Osborne (1868), Annie J. Osborne (1869-1901), Alice E. Osborne (1871-1968), Edward Samuel Osborne (1874-1956), and Marion Thompson Osborne Matheson (1878-1954) were born in Waterville, Maine. Samuel Osborne worked as the Colby College Janitor for ...


Ua1c6/5 Conferences / Workshops Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua1c6/5 Conferences / Workshops Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of conferences and workshops.


Ua1c6/4 Banquets/Dinners Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua1c6/4 Banquets/Dinners Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of banquets and dinners.


The Enigmatic "Cross-Over" Leadership Life Of Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune (1875-1955), Greer Charlotte Stanford-Randle Jan 2017

The Enigmatic "Cross-Over" Leadership Life Of Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune (1875-1955), Greer Charlotte Stanford-Randle

Dissertations & Theses

The dissertation is a deep study of an iconic 20th century female, African American leader whose acclaim developed not only from her remarkable first generation post-Reconstruction Era beginnings, but also from her mid-century visibility among Negroes and some Whites as a principal spokesperson for her people. Mary Jane McLeod Bethune arose from the Nadir- the darkest period for Negroes after the Civil War and three subsequent US Constitutional Amendments. She led thousands of Negro women, despite social adversity, to organize around their own aspirations for improved social and material lives among America’s diverse citizens., i.e. “the melting ...


Ua1c11/76 Bowling Green Business University Photograph Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2016

Ua1c11/76 Bowling Green Business University Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from UA99 Bowling Green Business University Records.


Ua1c11/89 Jim Burton Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2016

Ua1c11/89 Jim Burton Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs and negatives taken by Jim Burton documenting life in western Kentucky primarily between the years 1975 and 1980. Venues include Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Madisonville, Cumberland County and Scott County.

Band Formations - Burton was hired by WKU band director to photograph half time performances. It was a freelance job paying $250 per winter semester which allowed him to pay his car insurance.

Bobby Sandige - Bobby was from Burton's hometown of Madisonville and was married in college. Besides being a full-time student, he worked full-time at an underground coal mine. Burton did a feature story on Bobby ...


Ua1c11/83 Nancy Cron Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2016

Ua1c11/83 Nancy Cron Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by and about Nancy Cron during her time as a member of Gemini 14 jazz band.


Ua12/2/62 Delta Sigma Theta, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua12/2/62 Delta Sigma Theta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Delta Sigma Theta sorority.


Anna Julia Cooper: A Quintessential Leader, Janice Y. Ferguson Jan 2015

Anna Julia Cooper: A Quintessential Leader, Janice Y. Ferguson

Dissertations & Theses

This study is a leadership biography which provides, through the lens of Black feminist thought, an alternative view and understanding of the leadership of Black women. Specifically, this analysis highlights ways in which Black women, frequently not identified by the dominant society as leaders, have and can become leaders. Lessons are drawn from the life of Anna Julia Cooper that provides new insights in leadership that heretofore were not evident. Additionally, this research offers provocative recommendations that provide a different perspective of what leadership is among Black women and how that kind of leadership can inform the canon of leadership ...


Musical Influence On Apartheid And The Civil Rights Movement, Katherine D. Power Apr 2014

Musical Influence On Apartheid And The Civil Rights Movement, Katherine D. Power

Student Publications

Black South Africans and African Americans not only share similar identities, but also share similar historical struggles. Apartheid and the Civil Rights Movement were two movements on two separate continents in which black South Africans and African Americans resisted against deep injustice and defied oppression. This paper sets out to demonstrate the key role that music played, through factors of globalization, in influencing mass resistance and raising global awareness. As an elemental form of creative expression, music enables many of the vital tools needed to overcome hatred and violence. Jazz and Freedom songs were two of the most influential genres ...


Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History Feb 2014

Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History

WKU Archives Records

WKU Black History Month events poster.


Red Drops For A Rainbow, Zakiya A. Brown Oct 2013

Red Drops For A Rainbow, Zakiya A. Brown

SURGE

Splashes of pool water licked my ankles, scenting my coffee-colored toes with chlorine. Bareback guardians, robed in red, hovered high as flocks of fleshy tangible innocence skipped jubilantly across the pool deck and disappeared into a wet square pocket of sapphire. [excerpt of poem]


Take My People To The Top, Nadejiah Z. Towns Jun 2013

Take My People To The Top, Nadejiah Z. Towns

SURGE

“…but what I really want to do is help the black people, especially the young black girls…” Did she just say that? Wait, can she say that? Is she wrong for feeling that way? I wonder how other people would feel it they knew she felt this way? So many questions began to run through my mind, but my reaction? I just sat there, nodding. Her body language told me even she knew there was something controversial about what she was saying. Not to mention that she whispered it, you know, the old hand over the mouth gesture. [excerpt]


Ua12/2/33 Whips & Chains, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History Feb 2013

Ua12/2/33 Whips & Chains, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History

WKU Archives Records

Invitation to first WKU Association for the Study of African American Life & History event entitled Whips & Chains.


Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History Feb 2013

Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History

WKU Archives Records

Poster announcing events scheduled for Black History Month at WKU.


"Spectacular Opacities": The Hyers Sisters' Performances Of Respectability And Resistance, Jocelyn Buckner Jan 2012

"Spectacular Opacities": The Hyers Sisters' Performances Of Respectability And Resistance, Jocelyn Buckner

Theatre Faculty Articles and Research

This essay analyzes the Hyers Sisters, a Reconstruction-era African American sister act, and their radical efforts to transcend social limits of gender, class, and race in their early concert careers and three major productions, Out of Bondage and Peculiar Sam, or The Underground Railroad, two slavery-to-freedom epics, and Urlina, the African Princess, the first known African American play set in Africa. At a time when serious, realistic roles and romantic plotlines featuring black actors were nearly nonexistent due to the country’s appetite for stereotypical caricatures, the Hyers Sisters used gender passing to perform opposite one another as heterosexual lovers ...


A Historical Narrative Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Schools And Their Legacy For Contemporary Youth Leadership Development Programming, Leslie K. Etienne Jan 2012

A Historical Narrative Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Schools And Their Legacy For Contemporary Youth Leadership Development Programming, Leslie K. Etienne

Dissertations & Theses

During what became known as the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) established alternative temporary summer "Freedom Schools" in communities throughout the state. SNCC was a civil rights organization led by young, mostly African American college students and ex-students that worked against racial discrimination during the Civil Rights Movement. In 1963, they were poised to lead Freedom Summer, a massive effort that aimed to transform the brutal white dominated power structure of Mississippi, a stronghold of extremely violent southern racism. During the planning for Freedom Summer, SNCC field secretary Charles Cobb suggested that the summer ...


Ua12/6 Diversity Programs - Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2012

Ua12/6 Diversity Programs - Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about Diversity Programs.


Ua68/8/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters History Oral History Committee, Wku Archives Jan 2012

Ua68/8/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters History Oral History Committee, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the Oral History Committee. Series includes oral history interview tapes and transcriptions.


Ua12/2/13 Alpha Phi Alpha, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua12/2/13 Alpha Phi Alpha, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Alpha Phi Alpha at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/12 Kappa Alpha Psi, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua12/2/12 Kappa Alpha Psi, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Kappa Alpha Psi at Western Kentucky University. Includes charter, bylaws, correspondence and membership lists.


Ua1b1/5 Martin Luther King Forum, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b1/5 Martin Luther King Forum, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding the Martin Luther King Forum.


Ua19/16/6 Athletic Media Relations Posters, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua19/16/6 Athletic Media Relations Posters, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Posters printed to advertise specific events, season schedules and teams.

  1. Baseball
  2. Basketball
  3. Basketball, Women
  4. Football
  5. Softball
  6. Volleyball
  7. Soccer
  8. Track & Field
  9. Swimming & Diving


Ua3/3/1 President's Office-Thompson Subject/Correspondence File, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua3/3/1 President's Office-Thompson Subject/Correspondence File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Correspondence to and from WKU President Kelly Thompson regarding university administration and other issues, arranged alphabetically by subject and correspondent.


Ua1c11/22 Cherry Family Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua1c11/22 Cherry Family Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Cherry family photograph album. Most are unidentified people and places. There are three images that appear to be from a museum exhibit related to Utah. Several snap shots of children playing in lake or river near a cabin.


Interview With Anne Evens, Beth Thenhaus Apr 2009

Interview With Anne Evens, Beth Thenhaus

Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement

No abstract provided.


Ua1b2/1 A Commemoration Of Wku's Integration: 1956-2006, Monica G. Burke, Sherese Martin Jan 2006

Ua1b2/1 A Commemoration Of Wku's Integration: 1956-2006, Monica G. Burke, Sherese Martin

WKU Archives Records

A publication that chronicles the history of WKU's desegregation efforts. This commemorative publication is also an historical document that highlights the prolific accomplishments of WKU African American graduates. The impact of Western's spirit on countless African American graduates and the Bowling Green community unfolds in the pages that follow. The joy of having access to an education, the struggles of transforming an institutional climate, the kindness of WKU faculty, staff, and students and the rewards of walking across the stage in Diddle arena are chronicled by those who experienced it firsthand.


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jun 2003

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Clark, Ashlee. Campus Security Tightens in Wake of Murder
  • Lau, Jessica. Diversity Grows, Problems Persist
  • Yee, April. Home of Love
  • Leong, Jennifer. State Street Baptist Church Rededication Date Set
  • Cowherd, Heather. Growing Up Black in Bowling Green
  • Clark, Ashlee & Aja Junior. Regents Approve Increased Budget
  • Leong, Jennifer. Hispanic Ministry Provides Heartfelt Worship
  • Taylor, Sean. Shake Rag Gains New Support, Awareness
  • Taylor, Sean. Patriot Act Tramples Peoples' Civil Rights
  • Clark, Ashlee. Got Ethics?
  • Winters, Jonathan. Remove Patriotism from Flames
  • Yee, April. Stereotypes
  • Jefferson, Regina & Stephanie ...