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Full-Text Articles in African American Studies

Afro-Latino Legacy In The United States: Keynote At Tuskegee U., Refugio I. Rochin Dec 2001

Afro-Latino Legacy In The United States: Keynote At Tuskegee U., Refugio I. Rochin

Refugio I. Rochin

This keynote addresses the origins Afro-Latinos, U.S. Latino relations with African-Americans and, suggestions for working together. The audience included leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Latino guests and Rosa Parks, our inspiration for civil rights in America.


Comparative Study Of Breast Cancer In The United States, India, And South Africa: 1996- Present, Ranga Rao Sunkara Dec 2001

Comparative Study Of Breast Cancer In The United States, India, And South Africa: 1996- Present, Ranga Rao Sunkara

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study identifies forces that prevent or contribute to women's participation in breast cancer screening and other breast cancer prevention activities. The study was based on the premise that women from the lower socioeconomic groups in India, South Africa, and the United States had a higher rate of breast cancer because they are diagnosed at the more advanced stages of the disease and do not engage in breast screening opportunities. Moreover, there is limited access to services and transportation, and there is little faith in the professional health care provider and the treatment received from the health care provider ...


Intentional Single Parenting By Educated African-American And South African Women: Case Studies, Tanya Marie Ratcliff Oct 2001

Intentional Single Parenting By Educated African-American And South African Women: Case Studies, Tanya Marie Ratcliff

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This study examined the factors that tend to lead to intentional single parenting of educated African-American and South African women.

The study was based on the premise that four factors were the dominating dynamics behind a woman’s decision to intentionally single parent.

A case study analysis approach was used to document data gathered from twelve women from America and South Africa. An interview scale and an interview grid were developed. The researcher found that the four factors were significant elements in determining intentional single parenting. These factors are l) the belief of an available mate shortage, 2) educational and ...


The Lunatic's Fancy And The Work Of Art, Shelly J. Eversley Oct 2001

The Lunatic's Fancy And The Work Of Art, Shelly J. Eversley

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Aug 2001

The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado

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This research examines the internal and external forces that motivated freeborn and emancipated black Georgians to emigrate to Africa during the African Colonization Movement, 1817-1860. Throughout the study, qualitative and quantitative data were used to analyze the reasons why antebellum black Georgians embraced the ideas of black expatriation. The qualitative data consisted of the writings of black opponents as well as the writings of the proponents of African colonization, including Georgia émigrés, and the agents of the American Colonization Society. The quantitative data consisted of the number of emigrants who resettled to Africa and their survival rate in the newly ...


Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, And Postmodern Popular Audiences, John K. Young Jul 2001

Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, And Postmodern Popular Audiences, John K. Young

English Faculty Research

In this essay the author examines the "Oprah Effect" on the career of Toni Morrison, who after three appearances on "Oprah's Book Club" has become the most dramatic example of postmodernism's merger between Morrison's canonical status and Winfrey's commercial power has superseded the publishing industry's field of normative whiteness, enabling Morrison to reach a broad, popular audience while being marketed as artistically important.


Ua11/1 Great Expectations, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Wku Public Affairs Jul 2001

Ua11/1 Great Expectations, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Wku Public Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Public Affairs regarding Western Kentucky University news and achievements.


Buffalo's "Prophet Of Protest": The Political Leadership And Activism Of Reverend Dr. Bennett W. Smith, Sr., Sherri Wallace Jun 2001

Buffalo's "Prophet Of Protest": The Political Leadership And Activism Of Reverend Dr. Bennett W. Smith, Sr., Sherri Wallace

Sherri L. Wallace

Recently voted as one of Western New York's most influential people for the twentieth century (Gallivan 1999), the Reverend Dr. [Bennett W. Smith, Sr.] Sr.'s own electoral and political activism clearly emanate from the ethical expressions of the social justice ministry of his late friend and comrade, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King characterized social justice in terms of "comprehensive social empowerment." He believed that freedom for African-Americans without empowerment (i.e. "Civil Rights"), land and/or other social/economic resources, was not "true" freedom (Walker 1991, 24). King's philosophy, similar to Stokely Carmichael's ...


The Impact Of Structural Adjustment Policies On Maternal Mortality And Morbidity: A Case Study Of Kenya, Njoki M. Randall May 2001

The Impact Of Structural Adjustment Policies On Maternal Mortality And Morbidity: A Case Study Of Kenya, Njoki M. Randall

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This study examines the conflicting and differing political-economic crisis facing Kenya over time in an effort to explain people’s health and, especially women’s health in the areas of maternal mortality and morbidity. In that respect, this study has particularly assessed structural adjustment policies instituted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in order to determine how they might have exacerbated the health conditions of women in Kenya.

Since maternal mortality and morbidity in Kenya have escalated under structural adjustment policies, this study used two methodological approaches to assess the health situation: (1) the historical-comparative approach ...


Ua1b1/7 Dedication Of Historical Marker For Jonesville, Kentucky Historical Society Apr 2001

Ua1b1/7 Dedication Of Historical Marker For Jonesville, Kentucky Historical Society

WKU Archives Records

Program for the dedication of the historical marker for the African American community Jonesville.


Ua68/13/4 Link, Vol. 12, No. 1, Wku Journalism & Broadcasting Mar 2001

Ua68/13/4 Link, Vol. 12, No. 1, Wku Journalism & Broadcasting

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting for students and alumni regarding departmental events and activities.


A Demographic Approach To Race And Ethnicity In Metropolitan And Non-Metropolitan Regions Of Arkansas, 1990 And 1999, Todd W. Hodgson, Frank L. Farmer, Wayne P. Miller, Donald D. Voth Feb 2001

A Demographic Approach To Race And Ethnicity In Metropolitan And Non-Metropolitan Regions Of Arkansas, 1990 And 1999, Todd W. Hodgson, Frank L. Farmer, Wayne P. Miller, Donald D. Voth

Research Reports and Research Bulletins

This manuscript provides an empirical portrait of emergent trends in the growth, distribution, and racial and ethnic composition of Arkansas’ resident population. Particular attention is given to variation in the racial and ethnic composition of the estimated population among different regions of the state. During the 1990’s, racial and ethnic diversity increased statewide due in large part to Hispanic population growth in all regions. Black population growth was greatest in central Arkansas while Asian and Native American population growth increased most rapidly in the northwest metropolitan regions of the state. Overall, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan Arkansas communities have a ...


The Image Of Paul Robeson:Role Model For The Student And Athlete, Keith Harrison Jan 2001

The Image Of Paul Robeson:Role Model For The Student And Athlete, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

No abstract provided.


Dorothy West: Biography, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2001

Dorothy West: Biography, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Dorothy West: The Living Is Easy, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2001

Dorothy West: The Living Is Easy, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Dorothy West: The Richer, The Poorer: Stories, Sketches, Reminiscences, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2001

Dorothy West: The Richer, The Poorer: Stories, Sketches, Reminiscences, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Dorothy West: The Wedding, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2001

Dorothy West: The Wedding, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Gwendolyn Brooks: Biography, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd Jan 2001

Gwendolyn Brooks: Biography, A Yemisi Jimoh, Phd

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


“Slavery, Racist Violence, American Apartheid: The Case For Reparations.”, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua Jan 2001

“Slavery, Racist Violence, American Apartheid: The Case For Reparations.”, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua

Sundiata K Cha-Jua

LIKE THE PROVERBIAL COMET, over the last year the demand for reparations has blazed across the political skyline. Few current issues burn as brightly among African Americans. The movement's surging growth has predictably provoked renewed opposition. Recently critiques of the escalating reparations movement have come from two very different sources: Adolph L. Reed, Jr., a justly-respected African American radical, and David Horowitz, an unrespected neoconservative ideologue. This paper has three interconnected objectives: (1) to explicate Reed's and Horowitz's arguments; (2) to contextualize their arguments; and (3) to suggest an alternative reading of the reparations movement. The first ...


Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome Jan 2001

Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

This report details the remaining remnanats of the formal garden at Middleburg Plantation, one of the oldest intact plantation sites in the lowcountry of South Carolina. In private hands, the plantation house grounds are well preserved. The report presents both the historical documents and references as well as the existing conditions and makes recommendations for stabilization of the historic landscape remnants.

This report was the result of a field studies class held at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, in Landscape Architecture. Led by Professor Brabec, the class travelled to the site for the week ...


Bridging Connections Between Teachers' Racial Identities And Their Teaching Practices, Sandras M. Barnes Jan 2001

Bridging Connections Between Teachers' Racial Identities And Their Teaching Practices, Sandras M. Barnes

Educational Studies Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine how three Black female teachers and three White female teachers of kindergarten, first grade, and eighth grade understand the connections between their racial identity and their teaching practices . Specifically, it sought to understand how they experience their first awareness of racial difference and the influence their family, community, and school had on their construct of race. Also, how their preparation to teach reinforced, expanded, altered, or demystified their understanding of racial differences as a means to teach all children . The study used a phenomenologically based, lived experienced methodology to interview the six ...


Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor Jan 2001

Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Eleanor's story is oral history biographical narrative research about the remarkable life of an 81-year old African American woman who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. The study is rich with primary document artifacts from Eleanor Rebecca Powell Archer's personal collection. Primary documents are interspersed within the chapters and in three galleries. Fourteen interviews averaging two and one-half hours in length each were conducted over one year's time.;The Introduction provides a historical overview of the State of Iowa and sets the context for the state into which Eleanor's ancestors migrated and settled. The ...


Structure And Validity Of Vocational Interest Scales With Us Racial And Ethnic Groups: Exploring The Interests Beyond Riasec , Ronke Renee Lattimore Tapp Jan 2001

Structure And Validity Of Vocational Interest Scales With Us Racial And Ethnic Groups: Exploring The Interests Beyond Riasec , Ronke Renee Lattimore Tapp

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The large national sample of racial-ethnically diverse participants in this study was derived from the vast information obtained during the revision of the 1994 Strong Interest Inventory (SII: L. W. Harmon, J. C. Hansen, F. H. Borgen & A. L. Hammer, 1994). The balanced sample utilized in the study contained 3,087 individuals from four of the major U.S. racial-ethnic groups: 805 African Americans, 795 Asian Americans, 800 Caucasian Americans, and 687 Hispanic Americans. Item-based factor scales derived using each racial and ethnic group separately and with the balanced sample produced factor scale interest structures that were highly similar. In ...


Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 2001

Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Media guide for the 2001 football season


Coming To Voice: Exploring The Experiences Of Teacher Education And Special Education Professors Of African Descent In Institutions Of Higher Education, Kimberly L. Mayfield Jan 2001

Coming To Voice: Exploring The Experiences Of Teacher Education And Special Education Professors Of African Descent In Institutions Of Higher Education, Kimberly L. Mayfield

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to explore the perceptions of employment experiences and the pursuit of promotion and tenure by teacher education and special education professors of African descent. This study investigated the perceptions held by teacher education and special education professors of African descent in the areas of recruitment, retention and the tenure and promotion process. Lastly, the present study engaged in an inquiry with these professors regarding their perceptions of critical areas of research needed to improve educational equity and achievement for African American students. This population was encouraged to reflect on these areas in terms ...


Two Steps From The Blues: Creating Discourse And Constructing Canons In Blues Criticism, John M. Dougan Jan 2001

Two Steps From The Blues: Creating Discourse And Constructing Canons In Blues Criticism, John M. Dougan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation examines the development of blues criticism in its myriad forms from the 1920s to 1990s, its role in the emergence of a blues discourse and history, and the codification of a blues canon. I analyze blues discourse principally as the creation of critics, historians, and musicologists, but also as the result of series of complex, imbricated relationships among writers, musicians, fans, record collectors, and independent entrepreneurs.;Beginning in the 1920s, I outline a pre-history of blues discourse by examining the metamorphosis of the blues as a cultural text shaped by the folklore scholarship, criticism and reportage in the ...


Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin Jan 2001

Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt Jan 2001

A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


In Search Of The Self: An Analysis Of Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Ann Jacobs, Rhonda Kay Roddy Jan 2001

In Search Of The Self: An Analysis Of Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Ann Jacobs, Rhonda Kay Roddy

Theses Digitization Project

In her bibliography, Incidents in the life of a Salve Girl, Harriet Ann Jacobs appropriates the autobiographical "I" in order to tell her own story of slavery and talk back to the dominant culture that enslaves her. Through analysis and explication of the text, this thesis examines Jacobs' rhetorical and psyshological evolution from slave to self as she struggles against patriarchal power that would rob her of her identity as well as her freedom. Included in the discussion is an analysis of the concept of self in western plilosophy, an overview of american autobiography prior to the publication of Jacobs ...


African-American Life Writing: Harriet Jacobs And Bell Hooks, Luo Yi Jan 2001

African-American Life Writing: Harriet Jacobs And Bell Hooks, Luo Yi

Masters Theses

Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and bell hooks' Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood share a common concern with emancipation and employ complementary rhetorical strategies. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl presents Harriet Jacobs' journey of personal self-discovery through various relationships with others, and her personal narrative finally serves the larger goal of emancipation for her people. Jacobs' narrative is full of other voices, or personae. Even the narrator, Linda Brent, is pseudonymous, or "other," in this sense. Jacobs invokes these personae in her autobiography; she explores her experiences as a web of relationships ...