What's New in the Oxford African American Studies Center
What's New: Spring 2014
For the Spring 2014 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: Houston
This regional spotlight also includes new biographies on Thelma Scott Bryant, pioneer Houstinian, educator, and author, Ira Babington Bryant, Jr., a black teacher and author, and Joe Sample, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, musician, and composer.
This spring update features a guest editorial on Houston by Bernadette Pruitt.
Primary Source Documents
10 new primary source documents feature original interviews, excerpts, and letters on life in Houston, including Character Review of Soldiers Involved in the Camp Logan Riot (1917), Freedman John Love Recalls Life on a Texas Farm (1938), and an Interview with Texas Cowboy Robert Lemmons (1940). Please see below for the full list of newly added primary source documents.
New Articles and Biographies
his update also includes new online-only biographies from the Dictionary of African Biography project, including Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda, the former President of Malawi, and Ernest Bai Koroma, the current President of Sierra Leone. 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 in the world of music and entertainment, including Kanye West, noted rapper and musisian, Whitney Houston, world-famous singer, and Billy Dee Williams, an actor best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars francise.
Read a new interview with Anne Cheng, author of Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface
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Primary Source Documents Added in Spring 2014
Character Review of Soldiers Involved in the Camp Logan Riot (1917)
Excerpt from Out of the Ditch, by Joseph Vance Lewis (1910)
Freedman John Love Recalls Life on a Texas Farm (1938)
Houston: An N.A.A.C.P. Investigation (1917)
Houston Informer Editorial on School Segregation in Texas (1946)
Interview with Texas Cowboy Robert Lemmons (1940)
Judge Advocate General Memorandum Concerning Henry Green (1919)
Letter from J. Edward Perry to J.S. Cullinan (1927)
Letter from William Hough to the Lt. Col. S. T. Ansell (1919)
Report on Freedmen Murdered in Houston County, Texas (1866)
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 The Banjo and African American Musical Culture.
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