In Senegal, as elsewhere, hip hop has been a key avenue of popular criticism and political action. While the genre has often been dominated by male voices, female performers have also been active participants in the Senegalese hip hop scene. Female hip hop artists are also gaining recognition as beat makers, rappers, and graffiti artists. Women are utilizing hip hop to make a space for female artists while also advocating for women’s rights and other social and political concerns.
For centuries, slave narratives and black history, specifically those of African Americans, have been researched and taught at all academic levels. The stories of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass stand out as markers of American Liberation and black agency. Although the movements sparked by these revolutionaries are exemplary, they are a double-edged sword. Douglass and Tubman are luminaries of the black experience. However, they are considered anomalies in the larger mainstream narrative, two of the few slaves who dared to fight for their freedom.
The 2017 ranch invasions in Laikipia County, Kenya, are linked to a colonial legacy of land alienation that emphasizes land use for elite purposes, which plays out today on a national and international sphere. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight an early colonial history of Laikipia County, as seen with primary source research. In doing so, one may understand that the idea of "land conflict" is not new to the Maasai pastoralists who call Laikipia home, and create questions I seek to explore in my Honors Thesis.
A Classroom Under the Mushroom Cloud: The Educational Setting During the Height of Cold War Tensions
This is a representation of a classroom from the early Cold War. It is intended to be an interactive study tool, museum exhibit, or educational resource that can attract and engage a general audience. The viewer is free to click around and explore the virtual space to discover primary source material as it would have appeared in the classroom setting during the height of Cold War tensions.
My intention in this project was to explore the recent unrest in Hong Kong. I am a citizen of People’s Republic of China studying in an American university. The rage on the Internet in the mainland China began around the beginning of this year (2020) when some of the protesters became extreme and violent. The seemingly sudden outburst and uncontrolled situation were perplexing to me. Despite the understandable opposition to the influx of tourists from the mainland, discussed below, it seemed to me that Hong Kong was unduly furious.
Using primary documents in the St. Lawrence University special collections, this research project explores the controversial conversion of the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic village into a federal prison. The collection of documents includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, posters, and newsletters all related to the civil action group Stop the Olympic Prison (S.T.O.P.). The S.T.O.P. protest group was formed in response to the proposed usage of Olympic housing as a minimum-security prison for youthful offenders following the 1980 Olympics.