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. 77, No. 4, Fall

A Mission Unfulfilled: Freedmen's Education in North Carolina, 1865-1870
"How long ought the Freedmen's Bureau be in the business of educating Freedmen? This simple question was posed to all officers of the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina in March 1867. Of all the responses, one stood out from the rest: The freedmen ought...
'I Saw the Book Talk': Slave Readings of the First Great Awakening
Charles Brockwell was horrified by the audience and its conduct at an evangelical revival meeting in mid-eighteenth-century New England. An Anglican missionary in Massachusetts, he denounced "the convulsions into which the whole Country is thrown by...
The Origins of African-American Politics in Southwest Georgia: A Case Study of Black Political Organization during Presidential Reconstruction, 1865-1867
Recent scholarship on the post-Civil War period indicates that African-Americans did not wait for Radical Republicans to implement legislation in 1867 to claim the rights and privileges that went along with freedom. Rather, from the moment of emancipation,...
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