var response='success'; jQuery('#ad-event-feed-36349 .raweventdata').html("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eThesis Presentations\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e05/01/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e2:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e3:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003ePlease join the Department of History\r\non May 1st\r\nat 2pm\r\nin Trotter 203\r\n\r\nas Maggie Christ and James Wallace-Lee present their theses with brief remarks.\r\n\r\n\"To Togo and Beyond: The Limits of the \u0027Tuskegee Missionary Spirit\u0027 in Africa\"\r\nSenior Honors Thesis by Maggie Christ\r\n\r\nThis thesis explores African Americans\u0027 trips to and thinking about Africa at the turn of twentieth century. In particular, it uses Tuskegee Institute\u0027s cotton-growing expedition to German Togo between 1901 and 1909 as an entry for considering Booker T. Washington\u0027s industrial education model as he and others applied it to Africa. Placing this trip in the context of Washington\u0027s writings on Africa allows a glimpse into the limits of and tensions within Washington\u0027s own philosophy; furthermore, comparing the Togo expedition to trips that African American missionaries took to Africa reveal commonalities but also differences across the multiple approaches toward \u0027uplifting\u0027 the continent that were taken by African Americans in this period. \r\n\r\n\"Slavery and Justice in the Free North: New York\u0027s Black Activists, 1831-1841\"\r\nSenior Honors Thesis by James Wallace-Lee\r\n\r\nMy thesis examines the economic and antislavery activism of black New Yorkers in the late 1830s. After slavery ended in the state of New York in 1827, black activists sought to connect their own community activism, which combatted economic exploitation, with their antislavery activism, which hoped to not only end slavery in the South but address the ways it threatened freedom in the North. Black activists rooted antislavery and anti-market critiques in a common ideology, and they understood that they needed to use the same strategies to enact both forms of activism. I rely primarily on the Colored American, a newspaper which ran from 1837 to 1841, to investigate the ways contemporary activists understood the relationship between slavery and capitalism, and to reflect on the what it meant to be a politically active, free black man in the antebellum and market North.\r\n\r\nCome support your friend/student/loved one and celebrate their hard work with us.\r\n\r\nRefreshments, coffee, and tea will be served.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eJen Moore,, 610-328-8135\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eTrotter : Trotter 203\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e05/01/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e")