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Old Unpaid Debt: To African Americans

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans live in a culture resistant to much talk about the evils in their past; they prefer to think about the future. But like the descendants of victims of evil in Germany and South Africa, some ... More


A Sacred City

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than twenty years, West African Muslims from the Muridiyya order, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal, have organized the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day parade in New York City. It is a ... More


“The Facts Speak Loudly Enough” Exploring Early Southern Black History

Peter H. Wood

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses that matters of race had always played a great part in the story of southern history. It explains that the public gains only glimpses of the early southern black history: white ... More


Curriculum Reforms in World War II Chicago

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

in Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Chicago, many African American pubic-history activists initially connected their work to struggles for racial justice partly in the tradition of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and ... More


All Power, All Poetry, to the People: From “Negro” to “Black” National Anthem

Imani Perry

in May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the revival of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” within the context of the rise of the Black Power movement and the attendant institutional life. It reads Black Power in terms of both ... More


Imagining a Black Museum in Cold War Chicago

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

in Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The second chapter of this book looks at how a vision for a black-history museum persisted despite the stifling conditions of Cold War America and deals explicitly with how this vision for a museum ... More


Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how various black Chicagoans used public history to engage with civil rights struggles. Numerous efforts to promote and teach this history demonstrated how dissident left-wing ... More


Crusading for Civil Rights

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) campaigns to eliminate racist and bigoted textbooks from classrooms, hire more black teachers, and promote Black History Month. By the ... More


Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Teresa S. Moyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060460
eISBN:
9780813050720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060460.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Historic plantation sites continue to struggle with the legacy of slavery and black heritage, particularly concerning their relevance in American life. Although slavery and black history are erased ... More


The Origin of a New Negro Lawyer, 1898–1924

David A. Canton

in Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734256
eISBN:
9781621036555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734256.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on October 13, 1898, Raymond Pace Alexander grew up in Philadelphia, where he witnessed rampant racism. His parents, Hillard Boone Alexander and Virginia Pace Alexander, were part of the first ... More


Asymmetrical Possessions: Zora Neale Hurston, Erna Brodber, and the Gendered Fictions of Black Modernity

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black feminist critique of “modernity” that refuses to keep black women locked into static historical notions of tradition. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse (1938) as well ... More


“Cyanide in the Kool-Aid”: Black Politics and Popular Cultureafter Civil Rights

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents how curiosity, manifested in particular through parody, weds the conceptual work of contesting charisma to the playful questioning embedded in the formal workings of African ... More


Bring the Payne: The Erasure of the Black Sitcom and the Emergence of <i>Tyler Perry’s House of Payne</i>

Artel Great

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Continuing a television studies analysis of Perry, Artel Great argues in Chapter Eight that from both a critical and an industrial perspective, the sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne(TBS, 2006-2012) ... More


Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as ... More


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals, The Atlantic World and Beyond brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the 18th century. The ... More


Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292826
eISBN:
9780520966178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292826.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chocolate Cities is built on a simple premise: our current maps of black life are wrong. As Malcolm X made clear in Detroit over a half century ago, the geography of the black American experience is ... More


Obama, Hip Hop, African American History, and “Historical Revivalism”

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter analyzes how and why many in the hip hop community were willing to name Obama a “black leader” and “hip hop president,” despite Obama’s explicitly post-racial/post-black political ... More


Becoming a Black Woman's Historian

Darlene Clark Hine

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Darlene Clark Hine and her induction as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) on October 6, 2006. This came as a pleasant surprise for Hine, as she ... More


Lynching and the Liberal Arts: Rediscovering George Marion Mcclellan’s Old Greenbottom Inn And Other Stories (1906)

Peter Schmidt

in Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110393
eISBN:
9781604733112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110393.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents a reading of George Marion McClellan’s Old Greenbottom Inn and Other Stories (1906), which features five stories set in the South. It discusses some of the distinctive features ... More


To be a Good American: The New York City Teachers Union and Race During the Second World War

Clarence Taylor

in Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232895
eISBN:
9780823240876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232895.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The New York City Teachers Union (TU) highlighted the Quinn affair in its weekly publication, New York Teacher News, by placing the episode into a wartime context. The Quinn incident was not simply ... More


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