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. 96, No. 1, Winter

Amandla! the Sullivan Principles and the Battle to End Apartheid in South Africa, 1975-1987
Rev. Leon H. Sullivan, pastor emeritus of" Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, was present in New York City when United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan formally introduced the Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility (GSP) at a special...
Books Received-2010
Abdullah, Zain. Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Pp. 294. Cloth $35.00. Abel, Elizabeth. Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Pp....
Pan-African Connections, Transnational Education, Collective Cultural Capital, and Opportunities Industrialization Centers International
When I plan for the future, my thoughts rum eventually to Africa. ... I envision a bridge from America to Africa over which one day my children and my black brothers and black sisters will move freely from one side to the other and back again....
"People All over the World Are Supporting You": Malcolm X, Ideological Formations, and Black Student Activism, 1960-1972
George Breitman, editor of Malcolm X Speaks, lecturing at a memorial meeting sponsored by the Militant Labor Forum in New York on 11 February 1966, almost a year after Malcolm X was assassinated, discussed that segment of U.S. society in which Malcolm's...
"The Lion of Zion": Leon H. Sullivan and the Pursuit of Social and Economic Justice
INTRODUCTION I was beholden to no one but God, Zion [Baptist Church], and [my wife] Grace. My church made me free, so much so that in Philadelphia, I was called "the Lion of Zion." --Leon H. Sullivan, 1998 (1) In recounting the history...
The Progress Movement and Community Development: The Zion Non-Profit Charitable Trust
One of America's greatest leaders arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1950 to begin what would become one of the nation's most successful community development initiatives, the Progress Movement. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, on 16 October...
W. E. B. Du Bois and the German Alltag, 1892-1894
The best source for a study of W. E. B. Du Bois's two years in Germany is Du Bois himself. During his return to the United States from Germany he wrote, "As a student in Germany I built great castles in Spain and lived therein. I dreamed and loved,...