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. 4, Fall

Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers 2011-2012
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History and The Journal of African American History are pleased to present the list of the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers for 2011-2012. These lecturers are among the leading scholars...
City of Basketball Love: Philadelphia and the Nurturing of Black Males' Hoop Dreams
The highly disproportionate number of successful black male players at the collegiate and professional ranks has come to be taken for granted--African Americans are simply the best basketball players. Becoming a basketball player is a typical way for...
Fit for Citizenship: Black Sparring Masters, Gymnasium Owners, and the White Body, 1825-1886
There is the Boston Gymnasium in Successful operation, under accomplished proprietor, John B. Bailey, of Baltimore, who, having won golden opinions at home, is daily registering pupils from the wealthy and other circles of Boston and vicinity. A visit...
"I Guess I'm Becoming More and More Militant": Arthur Ashe and the Black Freedom Movement, 1961-1968
White and black, rich and poor, men and women, liberals and conservatives all lined the streets of downtown Richmond on 7 February 1993 to pay their final respects to Arthur Ashe, an international activist, world champion tennis player, humanitarian,...
Introduction: African Americans and the History of Sport-New Perspectives
The importance of sports to American society is evident when watching television or reading popular magazines. Companies hire athletes to endorse their products and services, while masculinity and femininity are represented by athleticism, hard work...
Let's Go, Let's Show, Let's Rodeo: African Americans and the History of Rodeo
In recounting a bull riding event in August 1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a score of seventy-four is the minimum required to advance to the next round at a major Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo event, bull rider Abe...
National Council for Black Studies, Inc: Promoting Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility
National Council of Black Studies Statement on the International Year of People of African Descent and the Historic Demand for Reparations On December 18, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated 2011 as the "International Year of People...

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