Connecting the Dots

This semester, I expanded my historical knowledge of social movements in the United States, and I connected these historical movements to the present. I have made these connections through the understanding of rhetoric used in each of the movements we studied, as well as new movements that are developing as we speak. Every post within this blog adds to the overall understanding that it is the people who impact change. It’s what they say, when…

Continue reading

A Cultural Experience: “Ragtime”

Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre’s production of Ragtime was a brilliant and entertaining look into the lives of very different people coming together as America changes into a new world. This musical, written by Terrence McNally, explores the struggles of people in America as they begin to question the status quo of society. Within the musical, we follow the stories of three groups of people: the suburban white family with lots of money and…

Continue reading

Black Feminist Roundtable Experience

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion about Black Feminist Activism in television and film. This discussion was extremely eye opening to me as a white woman, because I had the change to better understand the different struggles that black women face as a result of society. One part of this discussion that really stuck with me was relating to a quote by author, Zora Neale Hurston. In her novel, Their Eyes…

Continue reading