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A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane Jan 2008

A World In Miniature: James Butcher And The Transformation Of African American Politics & Society In Washington, D.C, 1900-1940, Maria Alexandria Kane

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The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers Jan 2008

The Diasporic World Of The Great Dismal Swamp, 1630 -1860, Daniel O. Sayers

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The Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and Virginia stood as a remote landscape in the heart of the Tidewater throughout the historical period. Between ca. 1630 and 1860, thousands of Diasporans took advantage of the remoteness of the swamp in various ways and formed a variety of communities. Within these Diasporic communities were Native Americans, maroons, and enslaved canal company workers who joined or formed communities based on individual and specific reasons for choosing to permanently inhabit the swamp. Diasporic communities emerged on islands in the swamp and the relative locations of these landforms had significant impacts on what ...


Performances Of Black Female Sexuality In A Hip Hop Magazine, Tova Joanna Johnson Jan 2008

Performances Of Black Female Sexuality In A Hip Hop Magazine, Tova Joanna Johnson

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No abstract provided.


Re-Taking It To The Streets: Investigating Hip-Hop's Emergence In The Spaces Of Late Capitalism, Kevin Waide Kosanovich Jan 2008

Re-Taking It To The Streets: Investigating Hip-Hop's Emergence In The Spaces Of Late Capitalism, Kevin Waide Kosanovich

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No abstract provided.


An Exploratory Study Of Factors That Relate To Academic Success Among High-Achieving African American Males, Kianga Rhea Thomas Jan 2008

An Exploratory Study Of Factors That Relate To Academic Success Among High-Achieving African American Males, Kianga Rhea Thomas

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This exploratory study explored three factors -- self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership -- that relate to academic success in African American male freshman college students. The study explored how self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership interrelate, how a pilot group and study group differ in respect to self-efficacy, resiliency, and leadership, and how African American freshman males differ on these factors in respect to key demographic variables.;The study utilized the Student Academic Success Scale (SASS), which was an instrument developed by the researcher in a graduate course. The instrument was administered to 104 participants. Descriptive statistics, correlation coefficients, and a one-way analysis of variance ...


An Investigation Of Practices To Address The Disproportionate Representation Of African American Students In Special Education Programs In Virginia, Stacia M. Barreau Jan 2008

An Investigation Of Practices To Address The Disproportionate Representation Of African American Students In Special Education Programs In Virginia, Stacia M. Barreau

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The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which practices to address disproportionality suggested by the professional literature are being implemented in Virginia public schools. It also sought to understand the perceptions of special education directors regarding the effectiveness of these practices in addressing disproportionality. Mixed methods were employed through the use of a survey instrument which was developed for this study and a content analysis of school division action plans.;There were two overarching research focus questions as well as six corresponding sub-questions investigated in this study. This study included 111 directors of special education who ...