2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Fear of a Name: Descriptors of African Societies
Elizabeth N. Williams
Dr. Scott Alberts, Dr. Anton Daughters, and Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentors

This presentation will explore a few of the different terms used in today's society, and in the past, to describe individuals of African descent. It will focus on comparing and contrasting African-American and West African cultures. The focus will be exploring key terms and their respective etymologies. The presentation will describe what the terms meant in the past and how (or if) their meaning has changed in modern times.

Keywords: Etymology, African-American, Culture, Communication, Societal-Perception, African


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -3
Location: MG 2050
Time: 3:00

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