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African American Studies
University of Mississippi

Student Presents Research at Conference

African American Studies minor Isis Shannon, an English major, presented her paper “The Memory of Slavery in Three Generations of Black Women in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God” at the Symposium for History Undergraduate Research Conference “Making Memory: Remembering and Commemorating the Past” on April 27 and 28 at Mississippi State University. Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott, an assistant professor of history and African American Studies, offered students in her African American Survey since 1865 class the opportunity to write a separate research paper, and Isis volunteered. She wrote a paper applying the black feminist theory of multiple oppression to three characters in Hurston’s popular 1937 novel.