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Department of History


W. Maclane Hull

Title: Graduate Student
BA in History & Economics
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences
W. Marclane Hull

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Sullivan

Education: University of Georgia, BA in History & Economics

Bio: A student of South Carolina since 2018, I study late 20th century cultural American history. Specifically, I examine the cultural side of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, as well as African-American political expressions into the 1980s. My work predominately focuses on music as a form of political activism and community building and the dialogue between social movements and music. This work has also allowed me to explore American urban and political history and the changing conceptions of race in the United States. As well, I am interested in radical social movements of all kinds, and especially how art subverts yet simultaneously supports white, capitalist hegemony.
My work has allowed me to present at the 2nd Annual Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures' Graduate Student Conference -- where I presented on jazz and freedom -- and the 2019 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium -- where I discussed Curtis Mayfield's role in the Black Freedom Movement. I have also done research work with the American Association for State and Local History on historic site visitation across the country.


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