Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Jackson Sasser

Committee Members

Mackenzie Israel-Trummel

Jody Allen


As discussions surrounding police violence against Black individuals continue, there is a noticeable lack of focus on the experiences of Black women. This project uses narratives to bring attention to their stories because in order to address the issue of police violence, it is essential to understand its full scope. Storytelling can also inspire social change as it can influence how people view society and encourage people into action. This project follows the history of the police and its impact on Black women to inform current conversations about the institution. This project also argues abolition is essential to ending police violence and discusses what that entails.

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