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I Am Not Who You Want Me To Be, Gabrielle Weaver 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

I Am Not Who You Want Me To Be, Gabrielle Weaver

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

When entering college, many students are presented with a variety of organizations to be involved in. This may include participation in sports, fine arts, clubs, or even Greek life. As a college freshman, I chose to participate in Greek life. This descriptively comical, yet personal narrative addresses a rarely approached and insightful perspective into cultural identity. As a new potential member joining a sorority, there exists complex inner conflicts which challenge many young women’s self-identity, values, and potential. I stood out amongst my Caucasian affiliates as an African American, and the pressure to fit in was even greater. In ...


In With A Runny Nose, Out In A Body Bag: Why Is It So Difficult For Black Women To Leave The Hospital Alive?, Chelsea Carter 2021 Murray State University

In With A Runny Nose, Out In A Body Bag: Why Is It So Difficult For Black Women To Leave The Hospital Alive?, Chelsea Carter

Scholars Week

In the Black community, there is an unspoken understanding about Black people going to the doctor with a runny nose, and leaving in a body bag. A recent article published by The Oprah Magazine demonstrates that racism is rampant in the United States healthcare system, and it is taking the lives of Black women at an alarmingly disproportionate rate (Stallings, 2018). When seeking medical treatment, many Black women are at the mercy of doctors who possess an implicit bias against Black women. Simply put, implicit bias describes the phenomenon in which people behave and treat others based on negative preconceptions ...


Five Love Languages: Assessment Of Marital Satisfaction In African American Couples, Freddricka C. Lee 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Five Love Languages: Assessment Of Marital Satisfaction In African American Couples, Freddricka C. Lee

LSU Master's Theses

This mixed-methods study examined marital satisfaction among five (n = 10) heterosexual, African American married couples. In particular, this study examined how acknowledging a partner’s love language (Chapman, 1995) can affect these couples’ level of marital satisfaction. The participants were native to the South and ranged from 26-55 years of age. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data revealed couples were satisfied with their marriages. Although only marginally significant, the findings also revealed acknowledging a spouse’s love language was positively related to higher levels of marital satisfaction. Seven themes emerged throughout the interviews, namely communication; financial stability; understand a ...


Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett 2021 Murray State University

Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett

Scholars Week

This is an exploration of stereotypical and racist portrayals of minorities, specifically African-American, Latinx, and Native American communities, in film and television in the past and how that has affected representation in film adaptations of young adult literature. Young adult literature is one of the highest-selling genres in literature, purchased by both young adults and actual adults. In recent years, young adult literature has been adapted into film and television series and while representation has improved since the early years of entertainment history, there are still problems in the industry: many of the stereotypes remain, some minorities lack representation, and ...


Black Apollo Of Science: The Life Of Ernest Everett Just - Summarizing Timeline, Sumitography And Concept Poster, Lillie R. Jenkins 2021 Southern Methodist University

Black Apollo Of Science: The Life Of Ernest Everett Just - Summarizing Timeline, Sumitography And Concept Poster, Lillie R. Jenkins

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

This two-part chronology is based on Kenneth R. Manning’s biography, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (1983). Like other such timelines, this one details Just’s life and pioneering research work. Additionally, and distinctively, this timetable lays out Just’s pioneering fund-seeking and his work mentoring African American female co-researchers (Part 1). A sumitography featuring the United States Postal Service’s postage stamp (1996) recognizes Just’s innovative thinking in biology (Part 2). Following this logic, the author includes a proof-of-concept poster commending E.E. Just’s work as a forward-thinking administrator. This timeline ...


To Let See. The Shocking Picture As A Social Mobilization Weapon, Beatriz Martínez Sosa 2021 Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

To Let See. The Shocking Picture As A Social Mobilization Weapon, Beatriz Martínez Sosa

Artl@s Bulletin

This paper analyses the role that Emmett Till’s postmortem pictures had in the emergence of the modern civil rights movement. When they circulated in magazines, newspapers, and television in 1955, African Americans mobilized all over the U.S., so the pictures worked as a mobilization weapon. I intend to develop some hypotheses to explain this effect. To this end, the paper comprises four parts: an outline of the murder case; an analysis of the pictures’ formal and semantic features as well as the discourses and context where they were released; an examination of Till’s figure as a martyr ...


Zine: Slow Reform For "Fast Girls", Elise Brewer, Emily Colman 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Zine: Slow Reform For "Fast Girls", Elise Brewer, Emily Colman

#SayHerName: Examining the Invisibility of Black Women and Girls in Literature, Media, Medicine, and the Justice System

Social Justice Zines

Course Name: Topics in Black Studies: GDST 320-01

Professor: ShaDawn Battle, PhD

Topic: The visibility of Black women and girls in media, literature, medicine, and the justice system has been hard to examine because their experiences have been made highly visible insofar as they are objectified, stereotyped, and commodified. Yet, their experiences are also concurrently invisible as they are epistemically, materially, and socially silenced and marginalized. Through the lenses of Black feminist theory and epistemology mainly, this course brings together scholars who will both theorize about the lived realities of Black women, and work to find ways ...


Our Legacy: Stories From Prince Edward County, Virginia, Moton Museum, Longwood University 2021 Longwood University

Our Legacy: Stories From Prince Edward County, Virginia, Moton Museum, Longwood University

Prince Edward Histories

Volume 4, Ed. 1


Lafayette Walker: Not A Republican Lapdog, But A Pitmaster, Joseph R. Vasquez 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Lafayette Walker: Not A Republican Lapdog, But A Pitmaster, Joseph R. Vasquez

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

Lafayette Walker (1822 – 1902), an enslaved black man in Tennessee before the Civil War, became a soldier for the Union in 1861. After the war, he was regarded as a political activist, as a community leader capable of controlling who the next mayor of San Antonio would become, blacksmith, and a “barbecue artist.” The argument here does not lie in what exactly his bbq tasted like or what a black man was doing identifying as a republican. The argument goes much deeper and shows that he did not care he was black or a slave, but instead he showed a ...


Progressive Era Black Midwives And Healthcare In San Antonio, 1892-1920, Gloria Edwards 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Progressive Era Black Midwives And Healthcare In San Antonio, 1892-1920, Gloria Edwards

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

An African American midwife was a revered woman who was seen as a wise and knowledgeable person in her respective community, an essential healthcare worker long before the term was ever conceived. For many, a midwife was the only healthcare option for maternity care and would remain so into the mid-20th century, decades after the growing professionalization of the medical field discredited their work. These developments were especially pronounced in progressive-era San Antonio, Texas, where African Americans did not have the option to use a professional healthcare facility. Black women, then, most of whom suffered from poverty and discrimination, were ...


Music Hears No Color, Nicholas Laurel 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Music Hears No Color, Nicholas Laurel

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

Growing up on the westside of San Antonio off of Rounds Street, my friends and I played basketball at Ojeda Park nearby. Across the creek from the park sat an old, funky blue building. Some nights we would pass by this blue dome-shaped building and hear the roars of a crowd yelling and cheering for their favorite luchador. From time to time this mysterious blue building hosted outdoor wrestling matches on the weekends. You would have never imagined that this building had been a place where racial barriers were broken down. It was a place where local law enforcement and ...


The Shields Family: A Dichotomy Of Race In Us Society Through Two Family Lines, Joseph C. Platt 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

The Shields Family: A Dichotomy Of Race In Us Society Through Two Family Lines, Joseph C. Platt

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

The history of the Shields families of North and South Carolina, beginning with William Bryant Shields Sr. and Moses Shields respectively, offer dichotomous responses to American racial hierarchies over the decades. Generations of race mixing within the Shields family has its roots in the sons of Irish immigrants pursuing relationships with enslaved women. The one-sided nature of the power dynamic in these relationships takes on different dimensions in the lives of the mixed-race children of William Bryant Shields Sr. and the lives of Moses’ son, Henry Wells Shields, Henry’s slave Melvinia Shields, and her children. Both family lines take ...


George E. Banister, Casandra Gutierrez 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

George E. Banister, Casandra Gutierrez

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

Whenever we think about African American history, we put our focus straight to slavery or the civil rights era, though it is much more than that. African American history in San Antonio has impacted the city’s business and economics, education, religion, migration, and foodways. Regarding foodways, I chose to research the life of George Banister, an African American man who became a well-known fraternalist and chef from working at the Argyle Hotel for over 30 years. George Banister used his expertise as a chef to offer support to the education system, church, social clubs, and actively integrating Black foodways ...


One Man’S Fight Was A Fight For All: The Story Of I.H. “Sporty” Harvey And His Battle Outside The Ring, Ryann D. Garza 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

One Man’S Fight Was A Fight For All: The Story Of I.H. “Sporty” Harvey And His Battle Outside The Ring, Ryann D. Garza

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

The Story of I.H. “Sporty” Harvey And His Battle Outside The Ring


Separate Showing Times, Elyse Rose Echevarria 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Separate Showing Times, Elyse Rose Echevarria

Methods of Historical Research: Spring 2021

Nowadays, when you go to watch a movie, it does not matter who you are, what you are, or especially what skin color you are. You can walk into a movie theatre, buy a ticket, and go watch your movie. Unfortunately, this was not the case for all movie theatres in the first half of the twentieth century. San Antonio theatres were segregated throughout in this era, which encouraged segregation throughout the city. Segregation occurred in many places, but who could have thought that segregation could have occurred at family-oriented places such as the Majestic Theatre, the Rex Theatre, and ...


"I Am A Arkansas Man:" An Analysis Of African-American Masculinity In Antebellum Arkansas, Tye Boudra-Bland 2021 Arkansas Tech University

"I Am A Arkansas Man:" An Analysis Of African-American Masculinity In Antebellum Arkansas, Tye Boudra-Bland

Theses and Dissertations from 2021

This thesis examines the experiences of African-American men in the years leading up to and through the American Civil War in order to understand how they constructed their own sense of manhood. Contemporary slave narratives and abolitionists’ expositions routinely tailored their definitions of manhood to white notions of gender in order to garner white support. Prominent abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass tailored their language of resistance against slavers to cast them as honorable martyrs as opposed to vengeful slaves so as to undermine racist caricatures of brute violence. But black southern men struggled against the confines of their bondage and ...


Audre Lorde And The Power Of Provocative Imagery, Stephanie Morris 2021 Germanna Community College

Audre Lorde And The Power Of Provocative Imagery, Stephanie Morris

Student Writing

This essay is an examination of Audre Lorde's use of graphic imagery in her poems to create awareness of injustice in America and promote healing and survival. Lorde incorporates this element in her poetry to evoke emotions that will remain with readers even after reading her work.


Zine: Police Sexual Violence, Hayley Welch, Caroline Dziubek, Kayla Tittle 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Zine: Police Sexual Violence, Hayley Welch, Caroline Dziubek, Kayla Tittle

#SayHerName: Examining the Invisibility of Black Women and Girls in Literature, Media, Medicine, and the Justice System

Social Justice Zines

Course Name: Topics in Black Studies: GDST 320-01

Professor: ShaDawn Battle, PhD

Topic: The visibility of Black women and girls in media, literature, medicine, and the justice system has been hard to examine because their experiences have been made highly visible insofar as they are objectified, stereotyped, and commodified. Yet, their experiences are also concurrently invisible as they are epistemically, materially, and socially silenced and marginalized. Through the lenses of Black feminist theory and epistemology mainly, this course brings together scholars who will both theorize about the lived realities of Black women, and work to find ways ...


Zine: Policing Disability, Brooks Amber, Rue Crittenden, Kelly Roberts 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Zine: Policing Disability, Brooks Amber, Rue Crittenden, Kelly Roberts

#SayHerName: Examining the Invisibility of Black Women and Girls in Literature, Media, Medicine, and the Justice System

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Social Justice Zines

Course Name: Topics in Black Studies: GDST 320-01

Professor: ShaDawn Battle, PhD

Topic: The visibility of Black women and girls in media, literature, medicine, and the justice system has been hard to examine because their experiences have been made highly visible insofar as they are objectified, stereotyped, and commodified. Yet, their experiences are also concurrently invisible as they are epistemically, materially, and socially silenced and marginalized. Through the lenses of Black feminist theory and epistemology mainly, this course brings together scholars who will both theorize about the lived realities of Black women, and work to find ...


Zine: Policing Gender, Maggie Moriarity, Megan Sewell, Megan Scharrer 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Zine: Policing Gender, Maggie Moriarity, Megan Sewell, Megan Scharrer

#SayHerName: Examining the Invisibility of Black Women and Girls in Literature, Media, Medicine, and the Justice System

Social Justice Zines

Course Name: Topics in Black Studies: GDST 320-01

Professor: ShaDawn Battle, PhD

Topic: The visibility of Black women and girls in media, literature, medicine, and the justice system has been hard to examine because their experiences have been made highly visible insofar as they are objectified, stereotyped, and commodified. Yet, their experiences are also concurrently invisible as they are epistemically, materially, and socially silenced and marginalized. Through the lenses of Black feminist theory and epistemology mainly, this course brings together scholars who will both theorize about the lived realities of Black women, and work to find ways ...


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