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Love is a Two-Way Street: The Power of Archives and Re-remembering Black Women at Haverford College

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dc.contributor.advisor Guzman, Elena
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Brittany
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T18:13:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T18:13:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/22818
dc.description.abstract Haverford College was founded in 1833 by a group of Quakers. In 1980, one hundred and forty-seven years later, Haverford officially became a coeducational institution. This year, 2020, marks 40 years since the first admitted class included women, three of which were Black women. After searching the archives and confirming with the registrar, I discovered that the first three Black women to graduate from Haverford in 1984 were Bev Babers, Samantha Phillips Beers, and Donna Daniels. Love is a Two-Way Street: The Power of Archives & Re-remembering Black Women at Haverford College argues that Black women are invisible in the college archives. The legacy of Black women who have been a part of Haverford for the past forty years in roles as students, faculty, and staff has not been properly documented or acknowledged. History is constructed, and often in majority-white institutions, at the heart of that construction is a racial and gendered erasure of the contributions of women of color. This thesis is a response to that silencing and meant to pave the way for a more balanced and just revisioning that will help bring greater accuracy to our record.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Anthropology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh African American women college students -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford
dc.subject.lcsh Haverford College -- Students
dc.subject.lcsh Haverford College -- Archives
dc.title Love is a Two-Way Street: The Power of Archives and Re-remembering Black Women at Haverford College
dc.type Thesis
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