Browse by Subject: African American History

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Futures of Black Power: Reimagining the Black Past

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Leading Figures in the History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Volume 1

In two volumes, Judson Jeffries brings together essays on 21 accomplished and influential members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., demonstrating the enormous impact of the fraternity. Volume 1 tells the story of the organization’s founding and spotlights scientists, civil rights lawyers, athletes, and musicians.

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Leading Figures in the History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Volume 2

In two volumes, Judson Jeffries brings together essays on 21 accomplished and influential members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., demonstrating the enormous impact of the fraternity. Volume 2 discusses military figures, artists, modern civil rights activists, and scholars, and celebrates the rise of recent scholarship on Black Greek-letter organizations.

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Black Prison Intellectuals: Writings from the Long Nineteenth Century

Recovering critical, understudied writings from early archives, this book calls into question the idea that the Black prison intellectual movement began in the twentieth century, tracing the arc of Black prison writing from 1795 to 1901.

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More Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Continuing the Struggle

In this book, twenty-three lawyers discuss their experiences in the struggle to advance and maintain civil rights in the United States South, from the 1960s to the 1980s and from Texas to Virginia to Florida.

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Bound Labor in the Turpentine Belt: Kinderlou Camp and Misdemeanor Convict Leasing in Georgia

In this book, Thomas Aiello takes a close look at the Deep South’s dependence on systems of bound labor during the post-Reconstruction era through the story of a labor camp in Georgia, drawing attention to the injustices and abuses of misdemeanor convict leasing.

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James Hudson: Forgotten Forerunner in the Crusade for Civil Rights

This book tells the story of James Hudson, a Black philosopher, Florida A&M University professor, activist, and religious leader whose philosophical contributions laid a key piece of the groundwork for the emergence of the civil rights movement.

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The Essential Writings of Robert A. Hill

Bringing together Robert A. Hill’s most important writings for the first time, this collection serves as a testament to Hill’s legacy as a pioneering scholar, activist, archive builder, and editor who shaped the study of Garveyism and pan-Africanism.

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Justice Pursued: The Exoneration of Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams

An in-depth look at a wrongful conviction and its landmark reversal, this book is the story of Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams, who were released in 2019 after almost 43 years in prison in the first exoneration brought about through a Conviction Integrity Unit in Florida.

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The Life and Music of Graham Jackson

This book is the first biography of Graham Jackson, a virtuosic musician whose life story displays the complexities of being a Black professional in the segregated South.