The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scholarship on African American history. The Journal of African American History includes research and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 89, No. 3, Summer

A Generation of Women Activists: African American Female Educators in Harlem, 1930-1950
We find the Negro woman, figuratively, struck in the face daily by contempt from the world about her.... Through it all, she is courageously standing erect, developing within herself the moral strength to rise above and conquer false attitudes. She is...
Black Women Historians from the Late 19th Century to the Dawning of the Civil Rights Movement
From the 1890s through the first half of the 20th century, black women historians overcame a different set of barriers than their male counterparts in earning their doctorates, publishing, securing employment, receiving professorial promotions, and...
Introduction: New Directions in African American Women's History
While African American women have always had a past, its meanings and witnesses have been contested since the first reported arrival of three African women in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. They became servants, wives, mothers, not wholly free but not...
Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: The International Agenda of African American Clubwomen, 1880-1940
In the past decade a rich body of scholarship has emerged detailing African American women's political organizing on the local, state, and national levels. Particular attention has focused on black women's role in promoting universal suffrage in the...