This year’s AAIHS conference is being held virtually. Our virtual booth is open through May 31, 2022 and offers great deals on our African American studies books. Use code AAIH22 for discount prices and free shipping.

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Read on for highlights from this year’s exhibit.

Moderator: David Canton, University of Florida
Jane Alberdeston Coralín, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo: “Adjacent, Transitional, and Transactional Spaces in Contemporary Puertorriqueñ(a) Poetry”
Erica Moiah James, University of Miami: “Black Archives, Print Publication, and Multi-Modal African Diasporic Art and Artists in the Academy”
Marquese McFerguson, Florida Atlantic University: “Remixing Tha Ivory: A Visual Autoethnographic Album Examining How Black Academics Experience & (Re)imagine Academia”
Thomas F. DeFrantz, Duke University: “Performative Scholarship and Social Change”

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The event series is made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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Highlights from Our Virtual Booth
Use code AAIH22 for discounts and free shipping.

09142021190229_500x500Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern-Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership
Sonya Y. Ramsey
An NEH SHARP title*

“An excellent biography reflective of the great contributions of Maxwell-Roddey to K–12 Black education, higher education, and African American studies. A beautifully written tribute to one of the most consequential Black educators of our time. Well balanced in historical execution and tone, this book will stand the test of time.”—Derrick P. Alridge, coeditor of The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century


Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Lindsay Guarino, Carlos R.A. Jones, and Wendy Oliver
An NEH SHARP title*

“Explores the long-overdue recognition of jazz dance as historically a Black American form of dance, steeped in Africanist aesthetics that parallel the cultural history of Black people in the country. It is not only a timely correction to our dance culture, but is also necessary for proper assessment of who we are as a national culture.”—Halifu Osumare, author of Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

12022020181057_500x500The Citizenship Education Program and Black Women’s Political Culture
Deanna M. Gillespie

“Makes a major contribution to civil rights history by documenting the extensive political education work of the Black women-led Citizenship Education Program, an organization that promoted voter registration throughout the South. This book clearly shows that women were not only organizers but were the movement’s leaders, and their impact was tremendous.”—Rebecca Tuuri, author of Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Now Available in Paperback


Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice
Quito J. Swan

African American Intellectual History Society Pauli Murray Book Prize

“A powerful, thoroughly researched, diasporic history of Black liberation politics during most of the 20th Century. . . . A remarkable study in political evolution and tenacity.”—Choice

Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities available here.


Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle
Darius J. Young
An NEH SHARP title*

Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc., C. Calvin Smith Book Award

“An original portrait of a largely unheralded African American political and civil rights leader in the first half of the twentieth century. Young draws from an impressive range of primary and secondary sources to provide a much-needed biography of this important figure.”—Elizabeth Gritter, author of River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865–1954


NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement
Edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring
An NEH SHARP title*

American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award

“This book is important because it pushes beyond . . . well-known intersections between space exploration and civil rights and for the first time gathers together essays that all analyze this significant historical connection from a wide variety of angles.”—Isis

*Publication of these books made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth

Use code AAIH22 for discount prices and free shipping through May 31, 2022.

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