Title

Double Consciousness

Presenter Information

Chelsea CarterFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Sophomore

Major

Liberal Arts

Minor

Creative Writing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Carrie Jerrell

Presentation Format

Performance or Production

Abstract/Description

African Americans teenagers spend most of their youth trying to construct their identity. This can prove to be challenging, because Black Americans were brought to America as slaves, and as a collective group, they have very little history. Many of the African American citizens are missing from the public record prior to 1870. Because many black youth don't know their roots, they must divide their identities up into different pieces, a concept coined by W.E.B. DuBois as double consciousness. This multimedia essay examines the struggles of African American teens to embrace their blackness while only looking at themselves through the eyes of their oppressors, as well as a bit of history in regards to slavery and those who were impacted by slavery back then, and now.

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Archives After Dark Presentation Panel

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Double Consciousness

African Americans teenagers spend most of their youth trying to construct their identity. This can prove to be challenging, because Black Americans were brought to America as slaves, and as a collective group, they have very little history. Many of the African American citizens are missing from the public record prior to 1870. Because many black youth don't know their roots, they must divide their identities up into different pieces, a concept coined by W.E.B. DuBois as double consciousness. This multimedia essay examines the struggles of African American teens to embrace their blackness while only looking at themselves through the eyes of their oppressors, as well as a bit of history in regards to slavery and those who were impacted by slavery back then, and now.