Logan Thomas Groff


Presentation: 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: THR 250



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My poster is about American imperialism and the genocide of Indigenous peoples, the Vietnam war, the use of an atomic bomb on Japan, and the crisis in Russia and Ukraine. My poster will demonstrate how the band Rage Against the Machine speaks out against imperialism in their music, including American Imperialism. In the song "Freedom," Rage Against the Machine appeals for the common good through their music and discusses how America is only interested in profiting a wealthy class and being a country at war while the U.S. government, the media, and corporations convince Americans they have “freedom”. In their song “Bulls on Parade”, the group speaks out against the U.S military and their aggressive acts. The arms industry in our country focuses on creating destructive weapons but they don’t worry about feeding and providing basic human rights for the poor. Instead, America is feeding war, not the people. My poster will feature a close reading of the band's lyrics and their impact on the culture.

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford

Primary Advisor's Department

Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger; No Poverty

Rage Against American Imperialism and Corporate America