What's New in the Oxford African American Studies Center

What's New: Winter 2016

For the Winter 2016 update, the editors of the Oxford African American Studies Center have added a large amount of online-only content from the Dictionary of African Biography, as well as articles from The African American National Biography.

Community Spotlight: Cincinnati

Our spotlight on Cincinnati with guest editor Eric R. Jackson, an author and Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University, features the subject articles:

Kennedy Heights
Underground Railroad in Cincinnati
Bond Hill
Marjorie Parham
William Ware
Jessie D. Locker

Guest Editorial

This winter update features a guest editorial on Cincinnati by Eric R. Jackson.

New Articles and Biographies

This update also includes new online-only biographies from the Dictionary of African Biography project, including Saxophonist Verckys and Congolese businessman Joseph Kapenda. These brand new entries are only available through the Oxford African American Studies Center.

Biographies from the African American National Biography project are continually updated, keeping the content within the Oxford African American Studies Center accurate. Updates for this fall include the biographies of a variety of notable figures, including national security advisor, ambassador, and presidential cabinet member Susan Elizabeth Rice and actress Juanita Moore.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, a selection of Oxford African American Studies Center entries are available without a subscription for the month of February:

Entries Forthcoming in our Next Update

  • Marsha P. Johnson
  • Jai Johanny Johanson
  • Lorraine Ellison
  • Benjamin Robeson
  • Flournoy Miller
  • Mack Robinson
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    Focus On

    In addition to our ongoing editorial update program, the Oxford African American Studies Center's editors commission and publish bi–monthly a publicly-available Focus On feature, designed to provide insights into topics of current and historical relevance.

    This month's Focus On features African Americans and Cincinnati.

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