Category Archives: African American Studies

Robert E. Weems Jr. recently answered some questions about his book, The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?   Anthony Overton is widely regarded … Continue reading

Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J.R. Osborn recently answered some questions about their new book, African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?  We decided to write African Art Reframed for a … Continue reading

Happy Women’s History Month! Celebrate with a free ebook copy of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. by Treva B. Lindsey and a special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC). Colored No More traces … Continue reading

In honor of Black History Month, we have put together a round up of some of our recent and forthcoming titles on the history of the Black press in the United States. This spring, we’re delighted to add E. James … Continue reading

  This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the impact of … Continue reading

This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the … Continue reading

  This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the impact of … Continue reading

This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the impact of slavery … Continue reading

This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner, edited by Mary E. Frederickson and Delores M. Walters has won an International AAHGS Book Award from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). The … Continue reading