Title

Reparations

Project Director

Frost, Linda

Department Examiner

Jackson, Richard, 1946--

Department

Honors College

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This collection of original poems is a testament to the tenacity of Black American women. It deals with the connection between personal and collective identities, and attempts to make tangible the pervasive themes of racial oppression, familial tension, societal vulnerability, and hope that are uniquely found in the experiences of southern Black women. This collection began as an exploration of transgenerational trauma, and while the final project addresses that theme, it is primarily an exercise in grappling with the modern manifestations of a complex history, a process with an importance that grew exceedingly more obvious as the nation faced a dramatic reckoning with its role in perpetuating racial injustice. “Reparations” is a testament to the modern Black woman’s participation in a legacy of adaptability, persistence, and faith.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

5-2021

Subject

African Americans -- Reparations; African American women; Group identity

Keyword

Black women; collective identity; poetry; reparations

Discipline

Poetry

Document Type

Theses

Extent

[i], 35 leaves

DCMI Type

Text

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Included in

Poetry Commons

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