Spelman College students are working on many interesting research projects. Junior, English major, Achaia Moore offers one such example. In sharing a description of this work, she writes:
Currently, I am interested in conducting research about the impact that beauty salons have on Black women who have lost their sons due to white supremacist violence. I would like to look at women such as Mamie Till, Sabrina Fulton, and local women in my home state, Mississippi. If possible, I would like to interview those women about the need to feel beautiful in the aftermath of their loss. In this way, I hope to gain a greater understanding of the quintessential role that beauty salons have historically played in black communities. I am interested and how this atmosphere continues to help these women face race, gender, and devastation in America.