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. 83, No. 4, Fall

Black Community Leadership in a Rural Tennessee County, 1865-1903
A general labor strike among blacks in Haywood County on a slow, hot day in June, 1865 temporarily halted cultivation of the cotton and corn crops and signaled the dawning of a new world of freedom breaking across agricultural West Tennessee and the...
From Mississippi to Milwaukee: A Case Study of the Southern Black Migration to Milwaukee, 1940-1970
Traditional scholarship on African-American life in the twentieth century has centered on protest and resistance to racial oppression, with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s serving as the pivotal event.(1) A case can be made that the...
Holy Family Parish: The Genesis of an African-American Catholic Community in Natchez, Mississippi
The purpose of this article is primarily ethnographic: a case study to describe a community of Catholic African-Americans in Natchez, Mississippi in the late nineteenth century; to describe who they were and how and why they came to identify themselves...
In Memoriam Dr. John Henrik Clarke, 1915-1998
Dr. John Henrik Clarke, who in 1995 received the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History's highest award, the Carter G. Woodson Medallion, was fond of saying that "History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is...
In Search of Women of African Descent Who Served in the Civil War Union Navy
The author was first introduced to Ann Stokes during the summer of 1995 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. while working full-time as a researcher for the African-American Civil War Sailor Project.(1) As part of a team of graduate students...
The Absent Ones and the Providers: A Biography of the Vashons
George Boyer Vashon, a black man in nineteenth century America, was devoted to the struggle for black freedom and equality. Throughout American history, blacks effected change in this country in a variety of ways. Because they were, for the most part,...