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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...

Lynching

Thomas Alan Dichter

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

LynchingIntroductionAlthough the term’s definition has long been contested, “lynching” generally refers to an act of punishment (usually lethal) enact...

Middle Class, Black

David J. Leonard

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Black Middle ClassIntroductionThe middle class is traditionally defined by income: while adjusted for inflation, those making from $39,100 to $62,000 ...

Moore, Audley

Ashley Farmer

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Audley MooreIntroductionAudley Moore (b. 1898–d. 1997) was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, to St. Cyr and Ella Moore and had a relatively happy girlhoo...

Morrision, Toni

jan furman

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Toni MorrisonIntroductionNovelist, essayist, librettist, book editor, teacher, scholar, and public intellectual, Toni Morrison was a major contributor...

Muslims, Black

Samory Rashid

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Black MuslimsIntroductionThis article offers an updated assessment of the literature on black Muslims examining recent developments related to black M...

Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Patrick Breen

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Nat Turner’s RebellionIntroductionIn Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner and six other men launched the deadliest slave revolt in the history of ...

Native Americans and African Americans

Kendra Field

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Native Americans and African AmericansIntroductionSince the mid-20th century, a significant literature has developed at the intersection of Native Ame...

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