The Shield

Activist reflects on changing times

Activist Angela Davis spoke at the Mandela Social Justice Day event on Feb. 5 in Carter Hall.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 11, 2020

The crowd stood and cheered as Angela Davis took the stage. “I was warned that Evansville is quite conservative,” Davis said as the crowd responded with laughter. The renowned educator, activist and scholar was the keynote speaker of the Mandela Social Justice Day event, which took place on Feb...

Films to highlight African American activism then and now

The first film

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 28, 2020

Sakina Hughes said film can make history come alive. The new Africana Studies program will present its first film festival this year titled the “African Studies Film Festival.” The theme of the festival is “Power to the people” and will highlight African American activism from the 1960s to today....

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