African American and Africana Studies

Jada Grice

I would like to take AAAS because it would help me understand the history and culture of the African Diaspora on a deeper level.

The AAAS class that influenced me to pursue the minor is Dr. Keita’s Global Black Family English course.

Specific knowledge I hope to gain in the program is information on the History of various tribes in Africa and the black feminist author Audre Lorde if possible.

Class Year

2019

Hometown

Philadelphia, PA

Major

English

Minor

AAAS and Spanish

Activities

Feminists In Action, Gospel Choir, volunteer at Royersford Library for Spanish Storytime, and the Sankofa Umoja Nia organization.

 

Research

My research interests include black authors. Harlem Renaissance, beauty standards within the black community, the Black Panther Party, apartheid, slavery in America and in the Caribbean, Malcolm X, Zulu Tribe, and how children were affected during slavery.

 

How I Stay Involved

I stay involved by being an active member of Sankofa Umoja Nia.

 

My Experience

My experience at Ursinus has allowed me to explore new things, expound upon previously acquired knowledge, and meet many people from various backgrounds.

 

Life After Ursinus

After finishing Ursinus I want to go attend graduate school and travel.