What's New in the Oxford African American Studies Center

What's New: Spring 2016

For the Spring 2016 update, the editors of the Oxford African American Studies Center have added 21 new articles from The African American National Biography, along with three new lesson plans, and a thematic guide on the Enforcement Acts by Dr. Kerri Greenidge.

Community Spotlight: Los Angeles

Our spotlight on Los Angeles with guest editor Dr. Keenan Norris, continues with two new subject articles:

Krump Dancing
Inland Empire, History of and Migration of Blacks to

New Articles and Biographies

This update also includes twenty-one new online-only biographies from the African American National Biography. Highlights include the biographies of a Marsha P. Johnson—transgender activist, theater performer, and LGBT icon, Hannah Gray—seamstress, washerwoman, and philanthropist, and Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris. Other entries include:

Harris, James
Reeves, Martha Rose
Le Count, Caroline Rebecca
Lowe, Frank
Robeson, Benjamin
Duke, George
Miller, Flournoy
Robinson, Mack
Redman, Dewey
Ellison, Lorraine
Samuelsson, Marcus
Baker, MacHouston (Mickey)
Workman, Reggie
Bennett, Wayne
Ross, William Alexander Jackson
Tate, Howard
Johanson, Jai Johanny
Smith, Wiliam McLeish

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