More than meets the eye: three African-American women activists in North Carolina Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • White, Tiffany N.
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • African American women have a rich history as community leaders and activists during slavery, the women's movement and the civil rights movement, but despite their centrality within the black community during these eras, they have received little regard from the mass media. In three articles, this master's thesis examines the activism of three black female activists who work within smaller communities than those typically associated with more well-known activists. These articles represent areas of work historically connected to black women's activism and significance in the black community. The first article looks at a woman's fight for quality housing and her efforts to help others do the same. The second story focuses on an activist's work to create awareness among local Carolinians about Africa. The final story follows the work of a woman who is a trainer in a program that confronts racism and oppression. The thesis aims to provide an in-depth look into the lives of North Carolina's black female activists while simultaneously connecting their activism with efforts of the past.
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