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. 1, Winter

Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers 2003-2004
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History and The Journal of African American History are pleased to present the list of the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers for 2003-2004. These lecturers are among the leading scholars...
God, Gandhi, and Guns: The African American Freedom Struggle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1964-1965
On the morning of 9 June 1964, over five hundred African Americans assembled at First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They knew that the city's chief of police William Marable had prohibited their long-planned nonviolent protest march...
Providing for the Future: The World of the African American Depositors of Washington, DC's Freedmen's Savings Bank, 1865-1874
African Americans began forming their own community-based mutual aid and financial institutions almost nine decades before the U.S. Congress established the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company in 1865. Apart from encouraging group efforts at social...
Soul City, North Carolina: Black Power, Utopia, and the African American Dream
Imagine, A city without prejudice. A city without poverty. A city without slums. A city tailor-made for industry. A city with a booming economy. A brand new shining city. With open spaces. Trees and grass....
"Supporting Our Friends and Defeating Our Enemies": Militancy and Nonpartisanship in the NAACP, 1936-1948
From its formation in 1909 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sought to improve the social, political, and economic conditions for African Americans by attempting to secure their citizenship rights. (1) The NAACP,...