African American history

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  • 31 Jan 2018
    Peter B. Levy

    Of Kerner, King and the Great Uprising: Fifty Years Later

    How should we respond to the golden anniversaries of the publication of the Kerner Commission’s Report (March 1968) and the greatest wave of racial unrest in American history which followed Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination (April 1968)?   Will we allow these anniversaries to pass largely unnoticed, preferring to commemorate more triumphant moments?  Or will we […]

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  • 13 Oct 2016

    UK Black History Month: A Reading List

    Check out our reading list for UK Black History Month!

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  • 25 Feb 2016
    William A. Link, James J. Broomall

    The Process of Emancipation is the Story of America

    The major motion picture Lincoln, which focused on the political struggle to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, recently exposed popular audiences to the problem of emancipation. There is a lot to like about the film. It exhibited historical authenticity, compelling performances, and persuasive dialogue that award-winning director Steven Spielberg beautifully crafted into an enjoyable two-and-a-half hour […]

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  • 23 Feb 2016
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    Sylvester Johnson

    Black History, American Islam, and National Security

    Sylvester A. Johnson, the author of African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom (2015), explores what Black history reveals about the larger state of national security and American Islam.

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  • 16 Feb 2016
    Damian Alan Pargas

    Black History Month: Slavery and forced migration in the Deep South

    We mark Black History Month with a series of blog articles recalling some of the important people and events in African American history.

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