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African American Deathways

Candi Cann

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

African American DeathwaysIntroductionThis bibliography on African American deathways examines the role of death, dying, and disposal from a variety o...

African American Doctors

David McBride

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

African American DoctorsIntroductionThroughout history African American doctors have been held in high esteem in the culture and political affairs of ...

African American Sculpture and Sculptors

Andy Campbell

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

African American Sculpture and SculptorsIntroductionBeyond monographic texts dedicated to single artists, it is rare to find book-length studies that ...

African American Writers and Communism

Alan M. Wald

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

African American Writers and CommunismIntroductionThe magnetic appeal of communism for African American writers proved widespread throughout the middl...

African Americans in Los Angeles

Keenan Norris

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

African Americans in Los AngelesIntroductionThe word “California” derives from Spanish novelist Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo’s bastardization of the Ar...

Afro-Latinos

Petra R. Rivera-Rideau

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Afro-LatinosIntroductionIt is widely acknowledged that Latinos are quickly becoming the largest minority group in the United States. Still, the term L...

Afro-Pessimism

Patrice Douglass, Selamawit D. Terrefe, Frank B. Wilderson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Afro-PessimismIntroductionAfro-pessimism is a lens of interpretation that accounts for civil society’s dependence on antiblack violence—a regime of vi...

Agriculture and Agricultural Labor

R. Douglas Hurt

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Agriculture and Agricultural LaborIntroductionThe agricultural and farm labor history of African Americans extends across more than four centuries, fr...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Thomas DeFrantz

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterIntroductionBorn on 5 January 1931 in Rogers, Texas, the only child of parents who separated when he was two, choreo...

AME Church

Jualynne Elizabeth Dodson

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

AME ChurchIntroductionOrganized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the last decade of the 18th century by free African Americans, the African Metho...

American Military, Blacks in the

Christine Knauer

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Blacks in the American MilitaryIntroductionSince colonial times, blacks have fought in militias or the military in America’s wars. Crispus Attucks, a ...

American Negro Theatre, The

Jonathan Shandell

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

The American Negro TheatreIntroductionFrom the group’s first public performance in June 1940 until its collapse in late 1949 or early 1950, the Americ...

Anglo-African Newspaper, The

Marina Bilbija

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Anglo-African NewspaperIntroductionFounded in January 1859 by New York–based journalist and book publisher Thomas Hamilton, the Anglo-African Maga...

Animal and African American History, The

Bénédicte Boisseron

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

The Animal and African American HistoryIntroductionFrom the Middle Passage to the Black Lives Matter movement today, the animal carries a long-standin...

Apollo Theater

Jaye Austin Williams

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Apollo TheaterIntroductionThe historic landmark known for the past century as the Apollo Theater, located at 253 West 125th Street, between Adam Clayt...

Baldwin, James

Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

James BaldwinIntroductionAmong the most important 20th-century American and best-known black queer writers, James Arthur Baldwin (b. 1924–d. 1987) bec...

Baraka, Amiri

GerShun Avilez

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Amiri BarakaIntroductionAmiri Baraka (b. 1934–d. 2014) was born Everett LeRoy Jones in Newark, New Jersey. He enrolled at Rutgers University, Newark, ...

Bearden, Romare

Jacqueline Francis

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Romare BeardenIntroductionRomare Bearden (b. 1911–d. 1988) is an artist best known for his inventive collage methods, evident in his production from t...

Black Codes and Slave Codes

Nakia D. Parker

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Black Codes and Slave CodesIntroductionThe institution of chattel slavery in the United States was primarily a system of labor and containment. One of...

Black Press in the United States, The

Jane Rhodes

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Black Press in the United StatesIntroductionThe black press is a critical—but often ignored—aspect of African American history and culture. Along ...

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