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. 79, No. 1, Winter

A Yearly Contract with Everybody and His Brother: Durham County, North Carolina Black Female Public School Teachers 1885-1927
. . .Like a root stopped by a stone you turn back questioning the tree you feed. But what the leaves hear is not what the roots ask. Martin Carter A brief description of the life of Mary Pauline Fitzgerald provides insights into the social context...
Depend on Myself: T.L.C. and the Evolution of Black Female Rap
Rap music written and performed by men has generally either ignored the existence of women or defined them as commodities, objects of male pleasure, or ornaments.(1) The mere presence of female rappers helps to combat the intensity of this sexism, but...
Family, Religion, and Education: A Profile of African-American Life in Tampa, Florida, 1900-1930
Some years ago a number of historians argued that the urban environment of early twentieth-century America was so destructive for African Americans that it invariably led to widespread poverty, family disintegration, and overall community disorientation.(1)...
Howard University: "Capstone of Negro Education" during World War II
The outbreak of war in Europe on September 1, 1939, marked the beginning of wha t would become the greatest event of the twentieth century. By 1940 the United States had been providing aid to Great Britain. The war, even before the U.S. became militarily...
Hubert Branch Crouch and the Origins of the National Institute of Science
In a report to the Executive Committee of the Conference of the Presidents of Negro Land Grant Colleges, dated October 26, 1943, held at the Wabash Avenue Y.M.C.A. in Chicago, Illinois, ten men of science representing eight historically black colleges...
United States Foreign Policy Objectives and Grenada's Territorial Integrity
The foreign policy of the United States in the Caribbean region is not merely based on the need to secure its borders but to also create an atmosphere where countries will not stray from the path of democracy. In the 1980s Grenada's revolution under...
Who Should Have the Children? Discussions of Birth Control among African-American Intellectuals, 1920-1939
In her 1928 novel Quicksand, Nella Larsen addressed the topic of birth control in a fictional setting. After migrating from the rural South, Helga Crane had become a member of the African-American community in Harlem during what is often referred to...