Category Archives: black studies

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy answers questions about the inspirations, discoveries and takeaways of Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I grew up with disabled siblings and a mother who … Continue reading

Florence B. Price was a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. This June, we’re delighted to publish Rae Linda Brown’s biography, The Heart … Continue reading

Jasmine Mitchell answers some questions about her new book, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? “You look exotic, what are you?” “Where is your family from? I mean … Continue reading

The New Black Studies Series celebrates Black scholarship, featuring fresh, provocative perspectives in Black studies. The series is edited by Darlene Clark Hine and Dwight A. McBride. Senior acquisitions editor Dawn Durante is the acquiring editor. Over fifteen years, the … Continue reading

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

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel is an assistant professor of French at the University of Michigan. She recently answered some questions about her book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? … 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