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The Global Africana Review is the Department’s academic journal comprised of

UNC undergraduate students’ research. The inaugural issue was launched in Spring 2017.

An electronic version of the journal can be found in the Carolina Digital Repository,

along with previous volumes.


General Information | ii

Dedication | iii

Chair’s Note | iv

Editorial Team | iv

Contributors | v

Introduction | 1

Lydia Boyd


“The Social Life of the Socially Dead”: Gentrification and Displacement in the Five Points
District of Denver, Colorado | 3

Stephanie Bruton


Black Dollar, Mixed City: A Comparative Analysis of Durham, North Carolina’s “Black Wall
Street” and the Political Philosophy of Booker T. Washington | 17

Jorren Biggs


Understanding the Complexities of the Black Press in Chicago during the Interwar Years: The
Influence and History of the Chicago Defender | 27

Susie Webb


The Green Belt Movement: Women, Land, and Development | 38

Kyende Kinoti


Nkrumaism: Ideological Syncretism in the Anti-Colonial Political Imaginary | 39

Cho Nikoi


Politicizing Healthcare: A Review of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight
Against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson | 50

Jerry Charleston


It’s Not Race—It’s Racism: A Review of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on
American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
by Linda Villarosa | 54

Abigail Ladd


Explaining the Unexplainable: A Review of Partial Stories: Maternal Death from Six Angles by
Claire L. Wendland | 58

Neha Saggi