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. 86, No. 2, Spring

Black and "Dangerous"? African American Working Poor Perspectives on Juvenile Reform and Welfare in Victorian New York, 1840-1890
By all accounts, New York City in the 1840s encompassed within its frenetic shores the best of worlds and the worst of worlds. Within sight of splendid Broadway lay what sensationalist reporters dramatized as the wretched "realm of Poverty," its features...
"... but There Are Miles to Go" Racial Diversity and the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1922-2000
Although receiving little attention beyond its own membership, a meeting in Dallas, October 6, 1990 was a turning point for one of the most neglected diversity encounters in American journalism. At its board meeting, directors of the 68-year-old American...
In Memoriam
Benjamin Arthur Quarles, Ph.D. 1904-1996 A Personal Memorial Tribute Dr. Benjamin Quarles, who died on November 16, 1996, was a historian for all seasons and all people. As a master teacher, he was popular but exacting and beloved by his students...
"I Will Gather All Nations": Resistance, Culture, and Pan-African Collaboration in Denmark Vesey's South Carolina
From U.B. Phillips' contention that Africans were "inertly obeying minds and muscles" to the pioneering work of Herbert Aptheker, the historiographical discourse on American slave resistance has undergone a dramatic paradigm shift over the past century....
The Contributions of Mexico's First Black Indian President, Vicente Guerrero
Theodore G. Vincent * This article surveys the contributions to the political foundations of Mexico by the general and president Vicente Guerrero, 1781-1831. Guerrero was of African, Indian, and Spanish heritage, and he was raised in a colonial...