Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Candis LaPrade, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Martha E. Cook, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Craig C. Challender, Ph.D.


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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