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. 82, No. 2, Spring

A Note on William English Walling and His "Cousin," W.E.B. Du Bois
Twenty years after the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP], W.E.B. Du Bois wrote to William English Walling: "Personally, I know perfectly well that you are the real founder of the NAACP. I have kept still...
"If You Can't Push, Pull, If You Can't Pull, Please Get out of the Way": The Phyllis Wheatley Club and Home in Chicago, 1896 to 1920
In 1978, Gerda Lerner noted that the activities and significance of African-American's women's clubs had not received proper attention from historians.(1) Since that time, the scholarship on African-American women's clubs has increased substantially....
Los Angeles Zoot: Race "Riot," the Pachuco, and Black Music Culture
Zoot(y), adj. [according to jazzman Zutty Singleton, the term was New Orleans patois for 'cute' (a suggested etym. differing from the one offered in 1943 quot., q.v.); some currency c. 1925-c. 1945, obs. since except historical; see also the much more...
"Somebody Has Got to Do That Work": Harry T. Moore and the Struggle for African-American Voting Rights in Florida
Many of the heroes and heroines of the Civil Rights Movement have become household names in the last thirty years. Their commitment to creating an American society that truly lived up to its ideals resulted in extraordinary changes, particularly in the...
The Personalism of John Wesley Edward Bowen
Generally when scholars have written about African-Americans associated with personalism the tendency is to begin and end with Martin Luther King, Jr. While a Ph.D. candidate in systematic theology at Boston University in the early 1950s, King was greatly...

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