Kelis Johnson, Kristina Williams, Tom Robisheaux
Black Women have played a large and dynamic role in the success of America’s movements for social justice. Kelis profiled six different activists to examine how their experiences and influences shaped their approach to social change. They also illuminate areas of dissent from the main trends of the movement. This research spans the 1960s to the present, hoping to capture the intricacies of social movements and the continuity and change over time in both attitudes and actions. Her project provided greater context on various objectives of civil rights movements and reveals the consistency of social movements and the consistency of black women within those movements. Finally, the project provided context for understanding today’s movements for social justice and how they have been inspired by different movements of the past.