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Of Many Strands

In June 2020, The Yale Historical Review founded The 1701 Project, an ongoing program that provides a space for repressed narratives at Yale and beyond. Over the summer, we expanded this dialogue to SUHP institutions, titling the venture Of Many Strands, a reference to a quotation in Invisible Man. As journals of research, we assume our duty to share forgotten stories with our readers. This page serves as a repository for these reflections across disciplines and schools.

Perpetua Tenibris on 28th Street:
Patterns of Racist Behavior in Greek-Letter Organizations at the University of Southern California
Of Many Strands

Perpetua Tenibris on 28th Street: Patterns of Racist Behavior in Greek-Letter Organizations at the University of Southern California

By Giacomo Green, USC 22' On October 24th, 1988 the Daily Trojan reported that on the previous Thursday, several pledges of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity distributed flyers around the University of Southern California advertising a “Slave Auction”. These flyers included a ‘Fiji Man’ logo, a caricature of a slave

A Ballad and a Riot: Brooks’ Shift in Style and Her Exploration of a Budding Black Autonomy
Of Many Strands

A Ballad and a Riot: Brooks’ Shift in Style and Her Exploration of a Budding Black Autonomy

Written by Lydia Burleson, Yale 21'                                                                               Edited by Jisoo Choi, Yale 22' In the time before and during the Civil Rights Movement, Gwendolyn Brooks used her poetry to explore the shifting concept of Black agency, specifically the freedom of choice and movement for Black individuals within a white-dominated society. In