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. 91, No. 2, Spring

"Dere Were No Place in Heaven for Him, An' He Were Not Desired in Hell": Igbo Cultural Beliefs in African American Folk Expressions
The Spirits and human beings are in constant exchanges, but the [outsider] does not know. (1) Very few historians have explored the survival of ethnic identities and beliefs among enslaved Africans in North America and their descendants. W. E....
Hazel Scott: A Career Curtailed
On the evening of 14 April 1950, the DuMont Network televised a fifteen-minute musical variety program featuring Hazel Scott. A beautiful, world-renowned African American pianist, singer, and actress, Scott was married to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.,...
I AM a MAN! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement
Steve S. Estes, I AM a MAN! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. 256. Cloth $45.00, paper $19.95. In I AM a Man! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement, Steve Estes examines...
No Taint of Compromise: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics
Frederick J. Blue, No Taint of Compromise: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. Pp. 301. Cloth $54.95. Though more a work of political history on an important 19th century fringe movement than a...
Race Not Space: A Revisionist History of Gangs in Chicago
It is an enduring, progressive insight of the "Chicago School" of sociology that criminal behavior is not a racial characteristic, as nativists, klansmen, and racists of all stripes might claim. Rather, the Chicagoans' doctrine stressed that violence,...
SNCC, Black Power, and Independent Political Party Organizing in Alabama, 1964-1966
"What do we want?" shouted Stokely Carmichael, the 24-year-old chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He repeated the question a half dozen times to the crowd of 600 gathered on 16 June 1966 at the Leflore County, Mississippi,...