Giving Them a Voice
Savannah Brown is a sophomore double majoring in English and sociology with a minor in Africana studies. After college, she plans to go to law school and specialize in civil rights law. Her dream is to become a legal advocate for individuals from impoverished communities, who may not otherwise be able to afford proper representation.
“I want to be a voice for those who don’t feel like they have one or are unfortunately no longer here to use theirs,” she said.
During the fall 2020 semester, Brown worked with Professors Shayla Nunnally and Frank Manheim on a research project. Digging through articles and archives was a phenomenal experience for her and that encouraged her to research topics and form connections she never thought of before.
“I have learned an abundance of new and intriguing information that I will be able to utilize in life and my budding career,” Brown said. “The amount of black history that is buried, hidden, and neglected is shocking – to say the least. Having the privilege to sit down and rummage through articles on top of archives on top of collections and find a wealth of untouched stories has been such a formative and eye-opening experience for me. One I will be continually grateful for as I move forward in my career.”