Category Archives: black studies

Delores M. Walters is a cultural anthropologist who directs the Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center at the University of Rhode Island. The Center aims to alleviate health disparities and increase diversity and cultural competency. Mary E. Frederickson is … Continue reading

Carole Boyce-Davies has been named to the long list for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones is one of three books nominated in the Non-Fiction category. The Prize covers poetry, fiction, and … Continue reading

Ruth Nicole Brown is an assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy. She recently answered some questions about her new UIP book Hear … Continue reading

For the month of February we have lowered the e-book list price of five Black History titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. King: A Biography, Third Edition by David Levering Lewis Acclaimed by leading historians and critics … Continue reading

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, many are reflecting on the King legacy. David Levering Lewis writes in an update to the preface of his foundational work King: … Continue reading

Carole Boyce Davies, author of Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones has written about some of differences between the film 12 Years a Slave and the 1854 memoir penned by Solomon Northrup. In particular Boyce Davies feels the film underplays … Continue reading

Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones by Carole Boyce Davies was featured on The Public Archive’s “best of 2013″ list of recent work from the fields of Black and Africana Studies. From the listing: “Caribbean Spaces heralds a commitment to Black freedom – both … Continue reading

Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. Also an American folklorist and anthropologist, Hurston wrote short stories, plays, essays and four novels including Their Eyes Were Watching God. UIP has published a number of projects in relation … Continue reading

On October 2nd, 2013, jazz historian, radio show host and UIP author Chuck Haddix kicked off the release of his book Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker in style at Unity Temple in, Kansas City. At this launch event in … Continue reading

To promote Ruth Nicole Brown’s forthcoming book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, the UIP staff decided to get creative ourselves.  The result is our first-ever self produced book trailer “music video.” The book examines how the radical … Continue reading