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Concurrent Session III

1:30-2:45 p.m.                                                              JSU Student Center Room 3210

Panel 10: Written, Phi Alpha Theta
Interpreting Texts

Is Death the End? An Analysis of Grief and Heaven in Post-Civil War America
Josh Herrick, Mississippi University for Women

Interpreting Spirituals and Slave Songs
TJ Williams, Mississippi College

The Stories They Told: An Examination of The Stars and Stripes
Newspaper Collection in the Archives of the University of Mississippi
Jordan Homan, University of Mississippi

Moderator: Mark Bernhardt, Jackson State University

1:30-2:45 p.m.                                                              JSU Student Center Room 3241

Panel 11: Written

“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing):Duke Ellington, Harlem’s Definition of Jazz’s New Negro”
Daniel Phelps, Jackson State University

Gendered Racism Is Linked to Health Disparities among Black Women in the United States
Kourtney Benton, Jackson State University

Black v. African American: The Significance of Racial Terminology Past and Present
Karanja Matory, Jackson State University

The Soul in the Fight: The Effect of James Brown’s Music on the Civil Rights Movement
Gabrielle A. Baker, Jackson State University

Moderator: Janice Brockley, Jackson State University

1:30-2:45 p.m.                                                              JSU Student Center Room 3250

Panel 12: Written, Phi Alpha Theta
Women’s Place in American Society

“We are of more value than the sparrows”: Annie Coleman Peyton’s Letters to Her Children
Morrigan Hollis, Mississippi University for Women

More Than a “Foolish Dream”: The Jones Farm and the Practical Education of Women in Mississippi
Ezra McKee, Mississippi University for Women

Colonial America and Coverture: Establishing American Legal Traditions for Marriage
Sarah Hogue, Mississippi College

Moderator: Erin Kempker, Mississippi University for Women

1:30-2:45 p.m.                                                              JSU Student Center Theater

Panel 13: Written

On Police Terrorism: Michael Brown and African Disposability in the Imperial Core
Juan McFarland, Jackson State University

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and Its Aftermath
Ya’Mira L. Watts, Jackson State University

Moderator: Garrad Lee, Hinds Community College