Honors Projects


The stories of anti-apartheid and James Baldwin at BGSU provides a basis for a building of pro-Blackness in the on-campus community. Through the contextualization and narrative building through a historical sociological framework, these two events show the extent of activism in the 1970s and 1980s rather than the traditional narrative that is discussed. By expanding that narrative, it also expands the narrative surrounding the history not just of BGSU, but the way universities frame their own histories. Additionally, these events take place in the era when the transition from looking at Civil Rights to Human Rights is more prevalent and is rooted in these events of activism.


Ethnic Studies


Ethnic Studies

Second Major


First Advisor

Thomas Edge

First Advisor Department

Ethnic Studies

Second Advisor

Michael Brooks

Second Advisor Department


Third Advisor

Susanna Peña

Third Advisor Department

Ethnic Studies

Publication Date

Spring 4-22-2024