RELG-313: Race, Ethnicity, & Religion
African American Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Religion | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
Jesse Routte, first African-American student to graduate Augustana, made national headlines in 1947 for wearing a turban on a visit to Alabama. In this paper, I explore how Routte's stylistic choices uprooted and questioned the racism of the Jim Crow era.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Nordmeyer, Emma. "Jesse Routte: Using Style to Signify Injustice" (2019). Race, Ethnicity, & Religion.
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