Over the course of the last century, African American sci-fi writers have explored a wide variety of future worlds, new technologies, and alternate realities.
When Frederick Douglass arrived in Baltimore in 1827, he was a slave who had known only the brutality of plantation life. What he found was a city where emancipated African Americans had formed a vibrant community.
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Thurgood Marshall described his hometown of Baltimore as being "way up South," a phrase suggesting the city's dual identity as a segregated community that nevertheless fostered a rising black population.
"Amongst Slavery: Free Blacks in Antebellum and Colonial America": William Fernandez Hardin presents an undergraduate-level lesson plan detailing the contributions of the free black community, from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War.
Jazz music is a deeply rooted part of the African American experience, and journalist Scott Yanow has outlined some of the illustrious families that have influenced the genre over the past century, including the Marsalis, Eubanks, and Heath families.
Osagie K. Obasogie is Professor of Law at the University of California. His groundbreaking book Blinded By Sight (Stanford University Press, 2013) explores the ways in which blind people view race, challenging easy assumptions regarding disabilities and the ideal of "color-blindness."
This new feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on the Oxford African American Studies Center, including the African American National Biography, Africana, Black Women in America, the Encyclopedia of African American History, as well as the newly added Dictionary of African Biography and the Encyclopedia of African Thought.