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. 80, No. 1, Winter

Black Musicians from Slavery to Freedom: An Exploration of an African-American Folk Elite and Cultural Continuity in the Nineteenth-Century Rural South
During the nineteenth century, black instrumentalists enjoyed a special position in the rural black community of the American South. In the antebellum slave quarters, they earned the status of a folk elite because of their contribution to community life.(1)...
Kinship and Quilting: An Examination of an African-American Tradition
Throughout our history, W.E.B. Du Bois observed that blacks have been characterized by ethnic dualism. "It is a peculiar sensation; this double-consciousness, this peculiar sensation; this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,...
The Civil Rights Movement in the American West: Black Protest in Seattle, 1960-1970
Americans remain fascinated with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Perhaps it is because the movement seemed the quintessential contest between progressive forces (integrationists) and reactionary elements (segregationists) with progressives ultimately...