The Western Journal of Black Studies

Journal focusing on issues regarding the African American experience in the United States.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall

Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement Author: Tomiko Brown-Nagin Oxford University Press, 2011 Price: $ 34.95 ISBN: 978-0-19-538659-2 The beauty of Tomiko Brown-Nagin's work, Courage to Dissent,...
Editors Introduction: Learning from the Past, Critiquing the Present, and Preparing for the Future
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. There have been significant changes in American society over these past fifty years for which we...
Freedom Schools for the Twenty-First Century
Introduction Each morning at the Baton Rouge Freedom School, the day begins with a harambee celebration where the youth join in singing what they call "The Motivational Song." The motivational song's lyrics are from the song, "Something inside So...
I've Got to Do Something for My People: Black Women Teachers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools
The summer of 1964 marked an important time in American history. With little money and few supplies, the Freedom Schools set out to empower African Americans in Mississippi to become active citizens and change agents in their respective communities....
NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom: 1936-1965
NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom: 1936-1965 Author: Thomas L. Bynum University of Tennessee Press, 2013 Price: $ 49.00 ISBN: 978-1-57233-945-3 NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom: 1936-1965 is a recent work by Thomas...
Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era
Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era Authors: Barret J. Foerster & Michael Meltsner University of Tennessee Press, 2012 Price: $ 39.95 ISBN: 978-1-57233-862-3 In 1965,...
Reinterpretations of Freedom and Emancipation, Civil Rights and Assimilation, and the Continued Struggle for Social and Political Change
Introduction The role of visual arts in understanding periods and events in our history sometimes goes unexamined. "Fine art from any period tends to capture and portray the social and cultural mores of that [particular] period" ("The Collection,"...
Segregation Revisited: The Racial Education Landscape of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
African American students in the United States are more likely today to attend segregated schools than they were a generation ago (Boger & Orfield, 2005). Bouie (2014) notes, as of 2011 more than 40% of Black students were attending schools that...
The Art & Ignominy of Compromise: M. L. King, Jr., and the MFDP
Introduction Maintaining one's integrity in the midst of compromise is the challenge of the political enterprise. Many people are tested when they hold adamantly to a position and discover they cannot obtain all they want. Some would even sacrifice...
The Continuing Legacy of Freedom Schools as Sites of Possibility for Equity and Social Justice for Black Students
This spring the nation observed the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v Board of Education decision which was purported to transform the pursuit of educational equity in the United States. With this important milestone has been a chorus of conversations...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.