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Wells, Ida B.

James Edward Ford

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Ida B. WellsIntroductionIda B. Wells-Barnett (b. 16 July 1862–d. 25 March 1931) is most well known for her anti-lynching activism. Wells-Barnett’s her...

Wheatley, Phillis

Vincent Carretta

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Phillis WheatleyIntroductionThe person now best known as Phillis Wheatley was born around 1753 in West Africa, most likely south of the Senegambia are...

Whitehead, Colson

Derek C. Maus

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Colson WhiteheadIntroductionOver the course of a career now in its third decade, Colson Whitehead has produced a nine-book oeuvre that has made him on...

Whiteness

Melissa Stein

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

WhitenessIntroductionWhiteness as a conceptual framework—and whiteness studies, the interdisciplinary field it precipitated—largely developed from two...

Woodrow Wilson, Administration of

Eric S. Yellin

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Administration of Woodrow WilsonIntroductionThe presidency of Woodrow Wilson deepened the struggle of African Americans in the age of Jim Crow. The ri...

World War II

Maggi M. Morehouse

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

World War IIIntroductionThe war years were transformative for people of African descent, particularly in the United States. About 10 percent of the po...

Wright, Richard

Yoshinobu Hakutani

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Richard WrightIntroductionRichard Wright (b. 1908–d. 1960) is regarded today as one of the most important African American writers. Not only was his l...

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