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. 79, No. 2, Spring

An Examination of the Relationship between Race and Gender in an Early Twentieth Century Drama: A Study of Angelina Weld Grimke's Play 'Rachel.'
Women playwrights before 1950 were full partners in the theatre's protest against conditions for Blacks, whether in the form of "race propaganda," folks plays or historical dramas. They also made the unique perspective of Black women's reality a part...
Border State Terror and the Genesis of the African-American Community in Deer Lodge and Choteau Counties, Montana, 1870-1890
"So long as de shadder oh gret house falls acrost you, you aint't gwine ter feel lake no free man, an' you ain't gwine ter feel lak no free 'oman. You mu's all move - you mus move clar away from de ole places what you knows, ter de new places what you...
Contested Terrain: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the Struggle to Control Black Labor
The Mississippi River's tempestuous nature made flooding an accepted, periodic occurrence. The battle to control the river had seemed perpetual, but in 1927 - after unprecedented levee-fortifying activity - the Army Corps of Engineers boasted that man...
Deconstructing the Classical Age: Africa and the Unity of the Mediterranean World
In his controversial work, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom writes of the student today: In his innocence of the stories of Biblical or Greek and Roman antiquity, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and all the others can say nothing...
Harry Tyson Moore: A Soldier for Freedom
On Christmas day 1951, Harry Tyson Moore, executive secretary of the Florida NAACP branches, and his wife Harriette held a family reunion to celebrate Christmas and the Moores' wedding anniversary in Mires, Florida. Their twenty-three-year-old daughter...
Justifiable Homicide, Police Brutality, or Governmental Repression? the 1962 Los Angeles Police Shooting of Seven Members of the Nation of Islam
On the night of April 27, 1962, scores of policeman ransacked the Nation of Islam Mosque in Los Angeles and wounded seven unarmed Muslims, leaving William Rogers paralyzed and Ronald Stokes dead. To many white political leaders, the conflict substantiated...
The Liberals, Race, and Political Reform in the British West Indies, 1866-1874
The idea of self-government in Britain's black majority West Indian colonies posed a troublesome dilemma for nineteenth-century British Liberals. In the sugar colonies in the 1860s and 1870s the party of Gladstone repudiated age-old systems of local...
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