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. 2, Spring

"Capital of the Caribbean": The African American-West Indian "Harlem Nexus" and the Transnational Drive for Black Freedom, 1940-1948
Great stories are often eclipsed by their most salient moments. The rich drama of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, for example, is well appreciated while in progress, but what most theatergoers remember about it afterward is, first and foremost, "Et tu,...
Introduction: African Americans and the Urban Landscape
The movement of African Americans from the South to the North following the Civil War and culminating with the mass migrations that followed World Wars I and II changed the American urban landscape. Moreover, U.S. African Americans subsequently changed...
Latasha Harlins, Soon Ja Du, and Joyce Karlin: A Case Study of Multicultural Female Violence and Justice on the Urban Frontier
How do you tell people to get together, to forgive and forget, if the judge doesn't show any concern for the community? Justice includes punishment, and there was none in this case. (1) It was midafternoon on a warm day in late April 1992,...
Police-Black Community Relations in Postwar Philadelphia: Race and Criminalization in Urban Social Spaces, 1945-1960
The racial rioting that flared up outside Samuel Tilden Junior High School in Southwest Philadelphia on 12 March 1946 between black and white youths was in many ways typical of the conflicts that occurred in postwar urban spaces throughout the United...
Special Report: Recognizing Value in African American Heritage Objects
Extensive, continuing interest in the African American experience has led to a growing fascination with African American heritage objects: the physical materials that express African American issues, experiences, creativity, lifestyles, events, and...
The "Not-Buying Power" of the Black Community: Urban Boycotts and Equal Employment Opportunity, 1960-1964
Protesters representing the NAACP shouted, "Don't stop, don't shop, till the flag drops" in 2002, as they publicized a multiyear tourism boycott against South Carolina. These protesters demanded a modification of the state's flag, which bears the Confederate...