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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...

United States House of Representatives, African Americans in the

Menna Demessie

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

African Americans in the United States House of RepresentativesIntroductionFollowing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the passage of the Civil W...

Urbanization

Joe William Trotter

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

UrbanizationIntroductionUrban history is one of the foundational fields within African American studies today. Yet, until the mid-20th century, studie...

Visual Arts

Adrienne Childs

Subject: African American Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Visual ArtsIntroductionThe study of African American art, or art by African Americans, is a field of inquiry that has grown over the course of the 20t...

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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