Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Nicole O. Rufus
This thesis is an exploration of the relationship between Black Americans and Palestinians. I trace the historical relationship between Black Americans and Israel/Palestine in order to show how Black Americans move from large, overwhelming support for Israel to solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinian people. This thesis tracks the relationship between Black Americans and Jews (both domestically and abroad), Black leaders who opposed the state of Israel prior to 1967, the large shift in Black American support for Palestine that occurs after the Six Day War of 1967, the relationship between Black Americans and Arab Americans, and the current day Ferguson to Palestine movement.
Rufus, Nicole O., "Moving Towards Home: An Exploration of Black American and Palestinian Solidarity" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 852.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.