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Pan-Africanism

Omolade Adunbi

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Pan-AfricanismIntroductionPan-Africanism encompasses a variety of historical, political, literary, and cultural movements seeking to draw connections ...

Parks, Rosa

Jeanne Theoharis

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Rosa ParksIntroductionOn December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. Her courageous action galvaniz...

Political Resistance

Sampada Aranke

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Political ResistanceIntroductionThinking about political resistance requires an understanding of both what constitutes the political and its various a...

Print Culture

Heidi Morse

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Print CultureIntroductionPrint culture—or cultures of print, a designation some scholars prefer for its evocation of multiple and varying practices of...

Reconstruction in Literature and Intellectual Culture

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Reconstruction in Literature and Intellectual CultureIntroductionThe era widely known as Reconstruction runs from 1865, the official end of the Civil ...

Reparations and the African Diaspora

Raymond Winbush

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Reparations and the African DiasporaIntroductionReparations are compensatory mechanisms devised by victims of crimes against humanity; paid by nations...

Revolutionary War and African Americans, The

Jessica Millward

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Revolutionary War and African AmericansIntroductionDespite the prolific growth in the field of African American studies, scholarship on African Am...

Robeson, Paul

Eric Jackson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Paul RobesonIntroductionMany intellectuals describe Paul Robeson as one of the nation’s greatest musicians, scholars, actors, athletes, and activists ...

Scottsboro Trials

Eric S. Yellin

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Scottsboro TrialsIntroductionIn 1931, nine young African-American men were accused of raping two white women in northern Alabama while traveling on a ...

Settler Colonialism and African Americans

Tiffany King

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Settler Colonialism and African AmericansIntroductionEmerging from the ranks of white settler scholars in Australia and New Zealand in the mid-2000s, ...

Simone, Nina

La Marr Jurelle Bruce

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Nina SimoneIntroductionOne of the preeminent protest musicians of America’s civil rights movement, Nina Simone (b. 1933–d. 2003) was a trailblazing si...

Slavery, Visual Representations of

Renee Ater

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Visual Representations of SlaveryIntroductionFrom the first encounters of Africans and Europeans to the transatlantic slave trade to the abolition of ...

Smith, Bessie

Melanie R. Hill

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Bessie SmithIntroductionUnderstanding the literary pen as a fundamental tool that writes the narrative of black existence while also analyzing how the...

Social Science and Civil Rights

Ben Keppel

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Social Science and Civil RightsIntroductionConsidered from within the prism of American history, the terms social science and civil rights, when combi...

Speculative Fiction

Esther L. Jones

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Speculative FictionIntroductionSpeculative fiction is a cover term for a diverse range of genres, linked by their utilization of nonrealist narrative ...

Theater and Performance in the 19th Century

Douglas Jones, Amadi Ozier

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Theater and Performance in the 19th CenturyIntroductionTheater and performance of the long 19th century (1789–1914) is one of the most dynamic fields ...

Theater in the 20th Century

Stacie McCormick

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Theater in the 20th CenturyIntroductionBlack theater in the 20th century comprises a wide array of dramatic productions by black Americans growing out...

Till, Emmett, The Lynching of

Christopher Metress

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Lynching of Emmett TillIntroductionIn August 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till left his home in Chicago to visit his extended southern family in...

Tricksters in African, African American, and Caribbean Folktales and Cultures

Babacar M'Baye

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Tricksters in African, African American, and Caribbean Folktales and CulturesIntroductionThe trickster is one of the most complex and widespread arche...

Underground Railroad

Loren Schweninger

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Underground RailroadIntroductionThe Underground Railroad refers to efforts of “conductors” and “station masters” assisting slave “passengers” to escap...

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