Date of Award

5-5-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Candis LaPrade, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Martha E. Cook, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Craig C. Challender, Ph.D.

Abstract

A look inside the background of African-American poet, Anne Spencer, and her endeavor to write about racism and female mistreatment. Outside of writing, Anne and her husband were the first to employ a NAACP office in their native city of Lynchburg. Spencer was a writer for the “underdog” but was not afraid to step up to the challenges life, and society, posed at her.

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