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 Fall

"Clothing Themselves in Intelligence": The Freedpeople, Schooling, and Northern Teachers, 1861-1871
With the arrival of Union troops and assurances of freedom during the U.S. Civil War, southern African Americans publicly exhibited their desire to have access to the books and literacy skills previously denied to them by law. (1) Even before missionary...
Hidden in Plain View: African American Women, Radical Feminism, and the Origins of Women's Studies Programs, 1967-1974
One of the most significant changes that occurred in U.S. higher education in the second half of the twentieth century was the advent of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs and departments in Black Studies, Women's Studies, Chicano Studies,...
Howard University and U.S. Foreign Affairs during the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration, 1933-1945
As the premier black institution of higher education, Howard University during the critical years 1933-1945 had attracted to its campus many outstanding African American scholars, educators, and students. These individuals came to constitute one of...
Introduction: New Perspectives on African American Educational History
While individual articles are published regularly on various aspects of African American educational history, collections of original, scholarly essays devoted specifically to this topic have been rare. It has been nearly twenty-five years since the...
Recent Books on African American Educational History
William H. Watkins, The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology and Power in America, 1865-1954. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001. 207 pp. Paper, $19.95. William H. Watkins, James H. Lewis, and Victoria Chou, eds., Race and Education:...
The Early Years of the United Negro College Fund, 1943-1960
At least during these critical times a unified financial campaign for several Negro Colleges seems to be an idea worth toying with. Frederick D. Patterson, 1943 (1) In the early 1940s, private higher education for African Americans was deeply...
"Womanhood Glorified": Nannie Helen Burroughs and the National Training School for Women and Girls, Inc., 1909-1961
"Sing a song, full of the faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us. Facing the rising sun, of our new day begun. Let us march on 'till victory is won." These words from James Weldon Johnson's...