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. 93, No. 3, Summer

African Americans in Omaha and the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition
First impressions can often be misleading. Visitors to the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 frequently reported being overcome by "a blinding, dazzling mass of white." (1) Reporters claimed that the gleaming facade of the grounds...
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A Katrina Recovery Initiative: Dillard University Student Projects, January-July 2006
Dillard University in New Orleans has a long and illustrious history. Following the Civil War, Straight College and New Orleans University emerged from the missionary activities of the Congregational Church's American Missionary Association and the...
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"Black Gentleman as Good as White": A Comparative Analysis of African American and Australian Aboriginal Political Protests, 1830--1865
A large body of so-called scientific literature appeared in the 19th century categorizing the world's various "colored races" as inferior to people of European descent. (1) In two of the most unlikely of places, the United States and British colonial...
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Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949
Judith Weisenfeld, Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2007. Pp. 340. Cloth $60.00. Paper $25.95. While there have been numerous works on "race...
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Hurricane Katrina through the Eyes of African American College Students: The Making of a Documentary
On the night of the 28th of August, and the entire day Monday, 29 August 2005, both the city of New Orleans and its residents were forever changed. In fact, the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast was locked in a death dance with a monster hurricane named...
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Introduction: Hurricane Katrina and African American Students
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 resulted in the worst man-made disaster in U.S. history, and African Americans in the Gulf Region were the greatest victims of the death and destruction, and the governmental neglect and malfeasance that followed in...
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Public Schooling in Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans: Are Charter Schools the Solution or Part of the Problem?
Great crowds were following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, if you want to be my follower, you must love me more than your own father, mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my...
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States' Rights, Federal Bureaucrats, and Segregated 4-H Camps in the United States, 1927-1969
The central issue in the study of African American children and civil rights historically has been public school desegregation. (1) Separate and unequal public schools signified the second-class status of African Americans, which was generally affirmed...
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