The Journal of Negro History

Provides information on African American life and history, including the unique facets of African American history, including the first major scholarly analysis of the hip hop movement.

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 1, Winter

Alma Rene Williams. (in Memoriam: A Personal Tribute)
1947-2000 Alma Rene Williams, an associate professor of history at Clark Atlanta University since 1979, died on January 25, 2000, after a long illness. Recognized as a master teacher, a noteworthy historian of the African American experience, and...
Black Christian Republicanism: A Southern Ideology in Early Liberia, 1822 to 1847
As African-American repatriates in Liberia moved to declare their independence in 1847, Hilary Teage--the man who, as editor of the Liberia Herald, had done more than any other to further the drive toward independence - cited "a nation of colored people...
Black Republicans in the Virginia Tobacco Fields, 1867-70
105,832 freedmen registered to vote for 1867 Virginia election. 93,145 freedmen (88%) voted in the 1867 Virginia election. Historian Richard Lowe Of all [the] ridiculous and mischievous legislating, that of giving an ignorant, uninformed class...
Education, Ethnicity and National Integration in the History of Nigeria: Continuing Problems of Africa's Colonial Legacy
Nation-building is no simple process. History has demonstrated the difficult, complex, and varied developments needed to unite a people under a government and to create among them a stable cultural, economic, political, and social community. The process...
Sit-Ins in Knoxville, Tennessee: A Case Study of Political Rhetoric
Little lunch counter with your many stools, And your nervous pacing manager fools; How do you feel amid this confusion and strife? Do you object to a change inevitable in life? What's your stand in this crucial matter? Little lunch counter with...
William Garfield Pickens. (in Memoriam: A Personal Tribute)
1929-1998 Dr. William Garfield "Bill" Pickens was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 29, 1929. Shortly after graduating from Morehouse College, magna cum laude, in 1948, he relocated to Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to a bachelors degree...