Presenter Information

Casey Thompson
Brendan Mageary

Faculty Sponsor

Tiffany Chenault

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

Sociology

Description

We examine the relationship between student activism, censorship, and social class through an archival study of what was known as "'The Black Moochie' controversy" at Salem State College from 1969-1970. A content analysis of student newspaper articles surrounding the controversy provides vivid insight into a time when campus activism was occurring nationwide and sentiments around morality were greatly divided.

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Presentation

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Activism, Censorship, and Social Class

We examine the relationship between student activism, censorship, and social class through an archival study of what was known as "'The Black Moochie' controversy" at Salem State College from 1969-1970. A content analysis of student newspaper articles surrounding the controversy provides vivid insight into a time when campus activism was occurring nationwide and sentiments around morality were greatly divided.