Date of Award
Honors Bachelor of Arts
Critical Media and Cultural Studies
Dr. Denise Cummings
Dr. Steven Schoen
Dr. Eric Smaw
This thesis provides a comparative analysis of Black Historical Erasure in both the cases of Ocoee and Rosewood. Ocoee and Rosewood were both cites of racially motivated programs that led to the exodus of entire African American communities- in both cases however, the events were erased. Utilizing various post-modern texts, this project ultimately analyzes erasure as a force that upholds ideologies of white supremacy. Utilizing the theories of Antonio Gramsci and Karl Marx, this thesis analysis the modus operandi of violence that resulted in erasure as well as the repercussions of erasure. This thesis ultimately indicates that in Rosewood and Ocoee the decades long legacy of erasure propped up narratives of white supremacy in the state.
Ram, Christelle, "Black Historical Erasure: A Critical Comparative Analysis in Rosewood and Ocoee" (2020). Honors Program Theses. 121.