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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...

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 ...

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