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Federal Government, Segregation in

Eric S. Yellin

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Segregation in Federal GovernmentIntroductionThe history of African American employment in the federal government is not characterized by a singular, ...

Federal Writers’ Project

Brian Dolinar

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Federal Writers’ ProjectIntroductionThe Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was established in 1935 as one of four cultural projects within President Frank...

Fiction, Urban

Heike Raphael-Hernandez

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Urban FictionIntroductionAlso known as urban lit, street lit, street fiction, gangsta lit, hip-hop fiction, ghetto lit, and hood lit, urban fiction is...

Fisk Jubilee Singers

Scott Gac

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Fisk Jubilee SingersIntroductionThe Fisk Jubilee Singers were an African American singing group active in their first formation from October 1871 thro...

Fitzgerald, Ella

Melanie R. Hill

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Ella FitzgeraldIntroductionSam Waymon, the brother of Nina Simone, once stated, “Music can save you by giving [you] a sense of vision, tolerance, [and...

Folklore

Jerrilyn McGregory

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

FolkloreIntroductionFolklore manifests in the everyday, with a certain taken-for-grantedness that appears self-evident to all, and thus devoid of much...

Food and African American Culture

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Food and African American CultureIntroductionHistorically foodways have played an important role in the process of black identity construction in the ...

Forman, James

Vanessa Carlisle

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

James FormanIntroductionAuthor, journalist, scholar, and lifelong civil rights activist James Rufus Forman was born to Octavia Allen and Jackson Forma...

Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, The

Carol Wilson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850IntroductionThe Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, although in effect less than two decades, was one of the nation’s most contr...

Gates, Jr., Henry Louis

Kinohi Nishikawa

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.IntroductionHenry Louis Gates, Jr., is an African American literary critic, cultural historian, television host and scriptwriter...

Gospel Music

Birgitta Johnson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Gospel MusicIntroductionGospel music (also known as “black gospel music” or “African American gospel music”) is a sacred music genre that emerged in t...

Health and Medicine

Thomas J. Ward

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Health and MedicineIntroductionThe medical and health care history of African Americans is a small but growing field of historical study. Much of the ...

Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States

Crystal Sanders

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United StatesIntroductionHistorically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States...

HIV/AIDS from an African American Studies Perspective

Adam M. Geary

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

HIV/AIDS from an African American Studies PerspectiveIntroductionAIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or HIV/AIDS) is a global pandemic, affectin...

Holiday, Billie

John Szwed

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Billie HolidayIntroductionBillie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, 7 April 1915; died in New York City, 7 April 1959) is considered by man...

Hopkins, Pauline

Kerri Greenidge

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Pauline HopkinsIntroductionPauline Elizabeth Hopkins (b. 1859–d. 1930) was the most prolific African American woman writer during the “post-bellum/pre...

Incarceration

Carlos E. Monteiro, Natasha A. Frost

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

IncarcerationIntroductionBetween the mid-1970s and the late 2000s, prison and jail populations across the United States increased in virtually every y...

Johnson, James Weldon

Noelle Morrissette

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

James Weldon JohnsonIntroductionFlorida lawyer, Broadway lyricist, US diplomat, poet, journalist, National Association for the Advancement of Colored ...

Liberation Theology

Anthony B. Bradley

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Liberation TheologyIntroductionLiberation theology generally refers to a theology applied to the core concerns of marginalized communities in need of ...

Literacy

Heidi Morse

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

LiteracyIntroductionLiteracy has meant different things to different people over the past several centuries in America, from constituting the first tw...

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