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. 83, No. 3, Summer

Baseball and Race: The Limits of Competition
After the fiftieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the color barrier, Major League Baseball (MLB) is an especially interesting industry for considering America's fitful pursuit of racial justice. In particular, the national pastime offers...
"By My Own Right Arm": Redemptive Violence and the 1851 Christiana, Pennsylvania Resistance
"Our elevation as a race is almost wholly dependent upon our own exertions. . . . If we ever get free from the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and if needs...
Crossing the Lake of Fire: Slave Resistance during the Middle Passage, 1720-1842
". . . the very fact of survival connotes resistance." Herbert Aptheker A stable cloud looms above and ahead, O cant you see it, O cant you see it, Looming . . . above . . . and ahead! It was midday when the sky darkened - turning cold and...
The Politics of Principle: Richard Nixon and School Desegregation
In many ways Richard Nixon chose a terrible time to be President. He followed an Administration which comprehensively safeguarded civil rights and financed education. Through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Elementary...