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Baldwin, James

Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

James BaldwinIntroductionAmong the most important 20th-century American and best-known black queer writers, James Arthur Baldwin (b. 1924–d. 1987) bec...

Baraka, Amiri

GerShun Avilez

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Amiri BarakaIntroductionAmiri Baraka (b. 1934–d. 2014) was born Everett LeRoy Jones in Newark, New Jersey. He enrolled at Rutgers University, Newark, ...

Bearden, Romare

Jacqueline Francis

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Romare BeardenIntroductionRomare Bearden (b. 1911–d. 1988) is an artist best known for his inventive collage methods, evident in his production from t...

Black Codes and Slave Codes

Nakia D. Parker

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Black Codes and Slave CodesIntroductionThe institution of chattel slavery in the United States was primarily a system of labor and containment. One of...

Black Press in the United States, The

Jane Rhodes

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Black Press in the United StatesIntroductionThe black press is a critical—but often ignored—aspect of African American history and culture. Along ...

Black Radicalism in 20th-Century United States

Erin D. Chapman

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Black Radicalism in 20th-Century United StatesIntroductionThroughout the 20th century, African Americans built on the efforts of their 19th-century pr...

Black Theology

Michael Brandon McCormack

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Black TheologyIntroductionBlack theology began with the radical statements of activist-intellectual clergy and subsequently emerged, as an academic di...

Black Women Writers in the United States

Selamawit D. Terrefe

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Black Women Writers in the United StatesIntroductionThe following texts provide a comprehensive overview of the vast body of work comprising African A...

Blackface Minstrelsy

Eric Jackson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Blackface MinstrelsyIntroductionAccording to most scholars whose primary focus is on this topic, minstrel shows were one of the most disgraceful yet c...

Blues

Fangfang Zhu, Steven Carl Tracy

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

BluesIntroductionThe blues is one of America’s great folk, commercial, and roots source music. Combining African modalities, European structures, slav...

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Melinda Chateauvert

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car PortersIntroductionThe Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids (BSCP) was a predominantly African American labor uni...

Bureau Of Refugees, Freedmen, And Abandoned Lands (BRFAL)

Aaron Astor

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (BRFAL)Introduction“By our Freedmen’s Bureau law,” Pennsylvania’s Radical Republican Congressman Tha...

Butler, Octavia

Esther L. Jones

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Octavia ButlerIntroductionBorn on 22 June 1947 Octavia Estelle Butler is the first self-identified black female author of science fiction in the Unite...

Chesnutt, Charles W.

Charles Duncan

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Charles W. ChesnuttIntroductionSubsequent to an African American literary tradition built almost entirely on slave narratives—nonfiction autobiographi...

Chicago Renaissance

Davarian L. Baldwin

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Chicago RenaissanceIntroductionThe “Chicago Renaissance” is largely understood as a moment of black cultural outpouring based in Chicago’s African Ame...

Civil Rights Movement

Mark Newman

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Civil Rights MovementIntroductionThe civil rights movement was among the most important social movements in 20th-century United States history. The mo...

Dominican Republic, Annexation of

Luis Martínez-Fernández

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Annexation of Dominican RepublicIntroductionBeginning right after its independence in 1821, the Dominican Republic became the object of foreign design...

Douglass, Frederick

L. Diane Barnes

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Frederick DouglassIntroductionBorn enslaved on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Frederick Douglass (b. February 1818–d. 20 February 1895) became the most pro...

Equiano, Olaudah

Bryan Wagner, Parker Kjellin-Elder

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Olaudah EquianoIntroductionOlaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, as he was known during his lifetime (b. 1745?–d. 1797), was a writer and polemicist of ...

Eugenics

Daylanne K. English

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

EugenicsIntroductionEugenics, a word derived from Greek and meaning well born, refers to the science of breeding better human beings. The term was coi...

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