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. 94, No. 4, Fall

Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturers 2009-2010
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 2009-2010. These lecturers are among the leading scholars...
Fighting for Sergeant Caldwell: The NAACP Campaign against "Legal" Lynching after World War I
Immediately following World War I racial violence swept across the United States, and many cities erupted in race rioting. In areas throughout the South African Americans faced the terror of lynching and mob violence as the preferred way of enforcing...
Introduction: Documenting the NAACP's First Century-From Combating Racial Injustices to Challenging Racial Inequities
With its emphasis on litigation and challenging the laws and practices of the courts and law enforcement agencies, the NAACP played a direct or indirect role in the dismantling of the white supremacist legal structures built into the "American" legal...
Lincoln's Lost Legacy: The Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928-1952
Simon Topping, Lincoln's Lost Legacy: The Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928-1952. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. Pp. 320. Cloth $65.00. The leadership of the Republican Party generally resisted civil rights rhetoric...
Omar H. Ali, in the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States
Omar H. Ali, In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008. Pp. 170. Paper $19.95. Since the colonial era, African Americans have been involved in political...
The NAACP Campaign for Teachers' Salary Equalization: African American Women Educators and the Early Civil Rights Struggle
The one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the NAACP shines a spotlight on the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. Capturing the history of that organization has been notoriously difficult due to its multifaceted interests,...
The NAACP on Film: Three Documentaries from California Newsreel
The Road to Brown, directed by William Elwood and Mykola Kulish, California Newsreel, 1990. DVD, $26.95. Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story, directed by Bill Kavanaugh, California Newsreel, 2008, DVD, $49.95. Tulia, Texas, directed by Cassandra...
The NAACP State Conference in Texas: Intermediary and Catalyst for Change, 1937-1957
The Texas State Conference of NAACP branches was the most active, aggressive, and effective organization within the African American community in challenging racial discrimination and segregation in Texas from the late 1920s through the 1950s. The...
"We Must March Forward!": Juanita Jackson and the Origins of the NAACP Youth Movement
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, American youth joined and formed an expanding array of organizations tackling problems of widespread poverty and protesting racial bigotry at home and increasing militarism abroad. Propelled by the rise of...
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