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5-1-2020

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My research focuses on activism at Johns Hopkins University starting from the year 1957 with a black student activist by the name of Donald Perry, protesting for equal rights for black students on the JHU campus. The research centers on how activism has developed from then analyzing the focuses of protest, who was protesting, and how Johns Hopkins played a part as a powerful institution within each period of time. It contrasts how activism has changed with a focus on the catalysts that sprouted each movement of social justice. Donald Perry himself is a part of my research. His role is telling his story through an oral history showing how we can continue to stand up for what is right by learning from him and his experiences. His story is not recorded in the Hopkins archives but is an essential part of the university's history, and the history of the United States which needs to be documented and displayed.

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

Activism Throughout the Years at Johns Hopkins University

My research focuses on activism at Johns Hopkins University starting from the year 1957 with a black student activist by the name of Donald Perry, protesting for equal rights for black students on the JHU campus. The research centers on how activism has developed from then analyzing the focuses of protest, who was protesting, and how Johns Hopkins played a part as a powerful institution within each period of time. It contrasts how activism has changed with a focus on the catalysts that sprouted each movement of social justice. Donald Perry himself is a part of my research. His role is telling his story through an oral history showing how we can continue to stand up for what is right by learning from him and his experiences. His story is not recorded in the Hopkins archives but is an essential part of the university's history, and the history of the United States which needs to be documented and displayed.