Category Archives: African American Studies

Author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow, Tyrone McKinley Freeman, answers questions about his inspirations, motivations and what he wants readers to know about his book. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading

Author, GerShun Avilez, of Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire answers questions about his familial influences, discoveries and purpose for writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? The work of Black … Continue reading

Author Danielle Fuentes Morgan answers questions about the inspirations, influences, and discoveries behind the writing of her new book, Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? … Continue reading

November’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil by Christen A. Smith. Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil, as a tropical paradise infused with the black population’s one-of-a-kind vitality. Interpreting the violence as both … Continue reading

Author, Tammy L. Kernodle, of Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams answers questions about her inspirations, discoveries, and reader takeaways. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I was inspired by several things. … Continue reading

Author, Lynn M. Hudson, of West Jim Crow: The Fight Against California’s Color Line answers questions about her influences, discoveries and purpose for writing. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? In the process of writing my first … Continue reading

Welcome to the Press’s 2020 ASALH Virtual Exhibit! Browse our newest Black studies titles, as well as journals that disseminate Black studies scholarship. And use Promo Code ASALH20 to get 50% off all our African American studies titles! Plus, when … Continue reading

September’s free e-book is here! We’re giving away To Turn The Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism edited by Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany M. Gill with contributions by Nicole Anae, Keisha N. Blain, Brandon R. Byrd, Stephanie Beck … Continue reading

Author, Koritha Mitchell, of From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and dispelling myths about African American culture. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? What … Continue reading

While by no means exhaustive, this list covers new and essential titles on historic and contemporary representations of Blackness in the media. From depictions of horror and violence against African Americans, representations of the Black Panthers and Civil Rights movement, … Continue reading