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. 78, No. 1, Winter

Civil Rights Agitation: Emancipation Days in Central New York in the 1880s
"Emancipation, 1863, Liberty, 1887."(1) This was the dual theme written on a banner across the parade route for the Emancipation Day celebration in Norwich, New York on August 5, 1887. In New York in the 1880's, early August was the time for many African-American...
Robert A. Cole and the Metropolitan Funeral System Association: A Profile of a Civic-Minded African-American Businessman
Robert Alexander Cole, also affectionately referred to as "King Cole," was one of America's most successful black businessmen during the early-to-mid-twentieth century. As President of the black-owned Metropolitan Funeral System Association (later the...