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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.


General Information | ii

Chair’s Note | iii

Editorial Team | iv

Contributors | v

Introduction | 1

Perry A. Hall


The Unsung Mothers of Negritude: An Examination of the Efforts of Women Behind the Movement | 2

Emily C. Sheffield

Inter-country Adoption and Children’s Rights: How the African Union Sets Norms and Confronts Challenges | 11

Anna McQuillin 

Eugenics and Reproductive Justice in North Carolina | 22

Bryant Lee Chappell

Healthcare Denied and Revived: 196-1970. A Mississippi Case Study | 29

Destinie Pittman

Obstacles and Opportunities in Africa for the Ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families | 41

Emily Venturi

Review of Women and the War on Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses | 49

Anna McQuillin

Short and Not Too Sweet: Rethinking Mwalimu through Paul Bjerk’s Julius Nyerere | 52

Alexander Peeples