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The Establishment of Technical Roles in Pittsburgh Theatre Production

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Cold War Politics and the Black Panther Party

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Christie’s project analyzed the international support of the Black Panther Party throughout the organization’s history.

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The Black Panther Newspaper: Examining the Work of Emory Douglas

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This semester, I have been examining the changes in Emory Douglas’ artistic production for The Black Panther Newspaper over time, and identifying how he used his art as a vehicle to promote the ideals of the party. My work will hopefully be put toward helping create a LibGuide for Hillman Special Collections, as well as creating a didactic activity for Dr. Bender’s World Art Class next semester.

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The Transference of Agency from Religion to Children in England through Children’s Fantasy Literature

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Kayla’s project focused on how children in fairy tales or fantasy literature have changed through the 19th to 21st centuries.

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Mapping the Action: Pittsburgh's Social Movements as Found in the Archives

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Claire has studied Pittsburgh histories of political movements, activism, and social and economic geography and used GIS software to create maps and infographics that chart and analyze these histories.

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All Power to the People:Creating the Artistic Culture of the Black Panther Party

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Maureen has studied the artwork of the Black Panther newspapers to see how they reflect African and African American artistic and cultural practice and determine if they share any visual commonalities with other leftist publications during the time period.

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The Hand We Are Dealt: a Poetic Guide to Playing Cards

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Lucas has studied the works titled, Die Tarocchi (Kristeller) and Les cartes àjour (Allemagne) to gain insight into playing card history and the historical and social value of the artwork of playing cards. He aims to write a book of poetry based upon his research.

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