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Mlk Celebration 2019 - Kneeling For Justice Then And Now: As You Choose Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2019

Mlk Celebration 2019 - Kneeling For Justice Then And Now: As You Choose Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, 2019.


Mlk Celebration 2019 - Kneeling For Justice Then And Now: As You Choose Poster, Western Michigan University Jan 2019

Mlk Celebration 2019 - Kneeling For Justice Then And Now: As You Choose Poster, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, 2019.


Black Graduate Students’ Experiences Of Stress And Coping, Shealyn J. Blanchard Aug 2018

Black Graduate Students’ Experiences Of Stress And Coping, Shealyn J. Blanchard

Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of Black graduate students related to stress and coping. Specifically, this study seeks to further examine the concept of cognitive appraisal and help-seeking intentions among Black graduate students. Research has indicated that Black graduate students face unique stressors related to race, in addition to general stress demands that can be experienced in graduate education programs. Regarding help-seeking, the literature has tended to focus on psychological help-seeking attitudes with African American populations and undergraduate students. This present study utilizes theories from stress and coping, as well as help-seeking and planned behavior ...


Mlk Celebration 2018 - What Is Your Position In Times Of Challenge And Controversy? Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2018

Mlk Celebration 2018 - What Is Your Position In Times Of Challenge And Controversy? Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 10 to April 14, 2018.


Mlk Celebration 2018 - What Is Your Position In Times Of Challenge And Controversy? Poster, Western Michigan University Jan 2018

Mlk Celebration 2018 - What Is Your Position In Times Of Challenge And Controversy? Poster, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan 10 to 24, 2018.


Loiza Pa', Milan Bird-Riacoko Jan 2017

Loiza Pa', Milan Bird-Riacoko

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


Mlk Celebration 2017 - The Transformative Power Of A Unified Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2017

Mlk Celebration 2017 - The Transformative Power Of A Unified Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 11 to March 18, 2017.


Mlk Celebration 2017 - The Transformative Power Of A Unified Dream, Western Michigan University Jan 2017

Mlk Celebration 2017 - The Transformative Power Of A Unified Dream, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 11 to 16, 2017.


Mlk Celebration 2016 - Equity In Action - Uniting Community Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2016

Mlk Celebration 2016 - Equity In Action - Uniting Community Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 13 to April 30, 2016.


Experiences Of African American Female First Generation College Students, Ashley Green May 2015

Experiences Of African American Female First Generation College Students, Ashley Green

Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenology study was to gain a better understanding of the experiences of African American, female, first generation college students attending a large, predominantly White research university and to understand what motivates them. The major research question guiding this study was: How do African American, female, first generation college students (in good academic standing) describe their college experience? The researcher asked the participants to discuss their challenges, how they responded to challenges, sources of motivation, and factors that contributed to their success in college.

Through individual, face to face, interviews with 10 African American, female, FGC ...


Mlk Celebration 2015 - The Courage To Dream: The Determination To Achieve Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2015

Mlk Celebration 2015 - The Courage To Dream: The Determination To Achieve Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 14 to April 18, 2015.


Mlk Celebration 2015 - The Courage To Dream: The Determination To Achieve Poster, Western Michigan University Jan 2015

Mlk Celebration 2015 - The Courage To Dream: The Determination To Achieve Poster, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan 14 to Feb 26, 2015.


Mlk Celebration 2013 - 50 Years Later: Honoring The Legacy Of Mlk Poster, Western Michigan University Dec 2013

Mlk Celebration 2013 - 50 Years Later: Honoring The Legacy Of Mlk Poster, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years Later Celebration December 2, 2013.


Mlk Celebration 2013 - 50th Anniversary: Seeding The Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2013

Mlk Celebration 2013 - 50th Anniversary: Seeding The Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Anniversary Celebration Jan. 19 to 24, 2013


Mlk Celebration 2013 - Past, Present And Future: Living The Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University Jan 2013

Mlk Celebration 2013 - Past, Present And Future: Living The Dream Flyer, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 15 to Feb. 26, 2013.


Mlk Celebration 2013 - Past, Present And Future: Living The Dream Poster, Western Michigan University Jan 2013

Mlk Celebration 2013 - Past, Present And Future: Living The Dream Poster, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan 15 to 20, 2013


Mlk Celebration 2012, Western Michigan University Jan 2012

Mlk Celebration 2012, Western Michigan University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

A community wide celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 14-22, 2012


Doers Of The Living Word: Gospel Ideology And The African American Womanist Novel, Rebecca Erin Huskey Apr 2006

Doers Of The Living Word: Gospel Ideology And The African American Womanist Novel, Rebecca Erin Huskey

Dissertations

In Playing in the Dark, Toni Morrison issues a charge and illuminates the challenge that she and other African American writers face in defining the self through a racially oppressive language:

Neither blackness nor "people of color" stimulates in me notions of excessive, limitless love, anarchy, or routine dread. I cannot rely on these metaphorical shortcuts because I am a black writer struggling with and through a language that can powerfully evoke and enforce hidden signs of racial superiority, cultural hegemony, and dismissive "othering" of people and language which are by no means marginal or already and completely known and ...


The Definition Of Fatherhood: In The Words Of Never-Married African American Custodial Mothers And The Noncustodial Fathers Of Their Children, Jennifer F. Hamer Dec 1998

The Definition Of Fatherhood: In The Words Of Never-Married African American Custodial Mothers And The Noncustodial Fathers Of Their Children, Jennifer F. Hamer

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This qualitative study explores the meaning of fatherhood from the perspective of never-married parents. Specifically, the study describes: how African American custodial mothers perceive the roles and responsibilities of their children's fathers; the extent to which these mothers' perceptions and definitions of noncustodial fatherhood are consistent with those of noncustodial fathers and the dominant cultural "ideal"; and what mothers do to enhance men's paternal participation. A convenience sample of 25 never-married,f ormer couples was drawn from the predominantlyA frican American population of a mid-sized Midwestern city. Data was collected via in-depth interviews with each individual respondent. The ...


Factors Affecting The Educational Attainment Of African-American Males: An Observational Analysis, Chauncey Williams Dec 1996

Factors Affecting The Educational Attainment Of African-American Males: An Observational Analysis, Chauncey Williams

Master's Theses

African-American males participation in higher education has declined due to low academic achievement. The research suggests that this low achievement is caused by racism, academic preparation, self-esteem, teacher expectation, and goals. Although I agree with most of the research, I have concluded that along with teacher's expectations, four other factors greatly impact academic achievement. These other four factors are (1) school demographics, (2) curriculum, (3) parental involvement, and (4) peer pressure. These factors were observed through casual conversations with African-American male high school students in a large midwestern area. The observational analysis suggests that improvement in these areas will ...


The History Of Social Work Education For Black People 1900-1930, Robenia Baker Gary, Lawrence E. Gary Mar 1994

The History Of Social Work Education For Black People 1900-1930, Robenia Baker Gary, Lawrence E. Gary

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The nature and extent of the contributions of Black people to social work education during the early twentieth century is the focus of this paper. The scope of this investigation includes: the identification of prominent Black social work educators; analysis of the curricula and the Atlanta School of Social Work and the Bishop Turtle School; and a description of the four basic approaches to social work training for Black people during this development phase of the social work profession.


Social Work Services And Social Work Training For African Americans In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1900-1930, Tawana Ford Sabbath Mar 1994

Social Work Services And Social Work Training For African Americans In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1900-1930, Tawana Ford Sabbath

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The longstanding presence of African Americans in Philadelphia explains the establishment of social welfare institutions and agencies by more affluent African Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Armstrong Association of Philadelphia and Women's Christian Alliance are two of the more prominent and enduring efforts initiated by African Americans to serve their own. Both also provided a vehicle for training for African Americans who desired to join the new profession of social work.


Social Workers And The Development Of The Naacp, Linda S. Moore Mar 1994

Social Workers And The Development Of The Naacp, Linda S. Moore

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This article addresses the relationship between African-American leaders and settlement house workers in the development of the NAACP. Using social movement theory and Hasenfeld and Tropman's conceptual framework for interorganizational relations, it analyzes the linkages developed between voluntary associations and how they benefitted all involved. This linkage provides lessons for today's struggle for social justice.


North Carolina Public Welfare Institutes For Negroes 1926-1946, Yolanda N. Burwell Mar 1994

North Carolina Public Welfare Institutes For Negroes 1926-1946, Yolanda N. Burwell

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Black welfare workers in the South had limited opportunities for professional social work education and development. In 1926, annual public welfare institutes for Blacks were sponsored by the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare through its Division of Work Among Negroes. They filled a critical educational and professional void. For twenty years, these annual institutes bolstered the knowledge and skills of a growing corp of Black welfare workers and the maturation of the profession in North Carolina.


"Almost A Partnership": African-Americans, Segregation, And The Young Men's Christian Association, Susan Kerr Chandler Mar 1994

"Almost A Partnership": African-Americans, Segregation, And The Young Men's Christian Association, Susan Kerr Chandler

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

On January 1, 1913, the Colored Men's Department of the Young Men's Christian Association gathered in Washington, D.C., at the Twelfth Street "Y". The six African American International Secretaries made a practice of coming together on this holiday, finding in the New Year a quiet time to talk among themselves. Dr. Jesse E. Moorland, the Department's senior secretary, was scheduled to give "Remarks," as usual, and the secretaries looked forward to them-particularly this year, which, they knew, held great opportunity for their work. The Twelfth Street Y.M.C.A.-the "Colored Branch"-itself bore witness ...


A Black Community Development Model: The Universal Negro Improvement Association And African Communities League 1917-1940, Amnifu R. Harvey Mar 1994

A Black Community Development Model: The Universal Negro Improvement Association And African Communities League 1917-1940, Amnifu R. Harvey

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

A discussion of The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA & ACL) founded by Marcus Garvey in 1915 is presented. The organization provided social services for people of African ancestry in both the U.S. and other countries as well. An analysis of this organization occurs, citing the functions of subgroups like the Universal African Legions and the Universal African Motor Corps. This organization serves as a historic model for contemporary community development.


Effectively Teaching African American Social Welfare Historical Developments, Wilma Peebles-Wilkins Mar 1994

Effectively Teaching African American Social Welfare Historical Developments, Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

A select group of African American and other educators continue to develop literature on African American social welfare. As this literature increases and is subjected to scholarly exchange and debate, educators are beginning to raise questions about effective teaching strategies for integrating the content into the curriculum and effectively delivering the content through classroom lectures and discussions. In addition to concerns about the content being "heard", black educators are concerned that African Americans not always be depicted historically as helpless individuals who were the "white man's burden" and are also concerned about the broad characterization of African American Social ...


Introduction - The Legacy Of African-American Leadership In Social Welfare, Iris Carlton-Laney Mar 1994

Introduction - The Legacy Of African-American Leadership In Social Welfare, Iris Carlton-Laney

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The legacy of African-American leadership in social welfare history is only recently finding space in social work literature. The small number of professional journals in social work that publish historical articles, along with institutionalized resistance to the acknowledgement of African-Americans contributions to the development of the profession, have contributed to this dearth of scholarship. The results have been that many professionals are disinclined to perceive of African-Americans as resourceful, skilled and powerful. Instead, the theme of pathology permeates social work literature, teaching, and ultimately social work practice. The social work profession emphasizes the importance of diversity, yet fails to acknowledge ...


"Gentle Student Bend Thine Ear To My Speech" An Essay About Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist And Feminist, Laura B. Somerville Mar 1994

"Gentle Student Bend Thine Ear To My Speech" An Essay About Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist And Feminist, Laura B. Somerville

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Sojourner Truth provides a powerful model of advocacy for the social work profession. This paper offers an analysis of this important historical figure that centers around the implications of being a doubly oppressed minority. An analysis of the nineteenth century chattel slavery system sets the stage for understanding the social environment. A brief biography of her life and evolution from enslaved chattel to feminist activist will highlight her social, spiritual, and personal development. Her philosophy, which is compatible with the modern feminist movement, is outlined by an analysis of her speeches.


William Still, A Pioneer African American Social Worker, Audreye E. Johnson Mar 1994

William Still, A Pioneer African American Social Worker, Audreye E. Johnson

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This article focuses upon William Still as an early modern day social worker who engaged in providing social work services to individuals/ families, groups, and the community. The contributions of other African American pioneers are noted to demonstrate the legacy of service in the African American community. Still's life long dedication to social welfare and social work are highlighted. Covered is more than half a century of service to African Americans by this devoted man. African American contributions to social work is underscored through the life and time of William Still.