The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scholarship on African American history. The Journal of African American History includes research and reviews.

Articles from Vol. 96, No. 3, Summer

African American Church Women, Social Activism, and the Criminal Justice System
PROLOGUE Intrepid and charismatic, confident that her work was righteous and important for the race, Nannie Helen Burroughs was an impressive Christian woman, Baptist leader, and educator. At her National Training School that stood high up on a...
In Celebration of African American Women's Religious Activism
Bettye Collier-Thomas's Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion is a historical and sociographic masterpiece. The work covers four centuries of African American religious history in tandem with the work of women's advocacy organizations...
"Most Honorable Mention ... Belongs to Washington, DC": The Carter G. Woodson Home and the Early Black History Movement in the Nation's Capital
Most honorable mention, however, belongs to Washington. DC, where without any urgent solicitation from $ 1,500 to $2,000 is annually raised to support the work of the Association. The Shaw Junior School, about two blocks from the national office in...
"My Mother's God Is Mine": Finally the Most Powerful Recognition of the Importance of Women to African American Religion
In 1938 Roberta Martin, one of the pioneers of Gospel music, published a song that interlaced her Christian experience with the historic hymn "Amazing Grace." In the song, Martin tells about her mother who enjoyed singing. From the way Martin sketches...
New Light on the African American Past, New Directions for Future Research
Bettye Collier-Thomas's Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion is the most important historical study of African Americans published in the last four decades. (1) It has earned this distinction for a number of reasons. First,...
The Journey to Jesus, Jobs, and Justice
In October 2010 at the 93rd annual meeting of ASALH and in January 2011 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture conference on "The State of African American and Diaspora Smdies," Katie Cannon, John Bracey. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, and...
"The Student as a Force for Social Change": The Mississippi Freedom Schools and Student Engagement
"The Freedom School shaped my future, my thinking, my outlook on life, it challenged me to do the things I've done and to have the mindset that I have," Eddie James Carthan recalled about the impact of attending Freedom School in Mileston, Mississippi,...

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