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Honors Capstone Project
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Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
slavery and racism has had on the ability to make an accurate family tree
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Arts and Humanities
This research looks at the effects slavery and racism has had on the ability to make an accurate family tree. This research is spurred by both the desire to document my family and by the unfortunate events of the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre on June 17th, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Using archival research, interviews, and family documents to build an accurate family tree, this research looks at the ways in which systematic oppression has played a generational role in my family. By looking at my own family for this research, I look at the stigmas, behavioral, regional, and generational differences that affect my family and relate to a larger Black community. The photographs taken as part of this project are from the series In These Clasped Hands.
Garvin, Courtney, "Ethnography and Analysis of the Effects of Racism and Creating a Black Family Tree" (2016). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 984.
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