Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir By Halifu Osumare   Author Halifu Osumare has just concluded a three-month series of speaking engagements for her new book, Dancing in Blackness. Between March and June, Osumare traveled from California to New York to Barbados. She enjoyed reading from her book, talking about her experiences as a professional dancer who … Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness

Sacraments of Memory

“An excellent model of the research and critical analyses that ought to inform future scholarship in African American literature and culture.”—Jerry W. Ward Jr., coeditor of The Cambridge History of African American Literature   “Brilliant and insightful. Fills a gap in the study of African American literature and religion, which has traditionally assumed a Protestant theological … Continue reading Sacraments of Memory

African American Intellectual History Society 2018

Last weekend, we traveled to Brandeis University to attend the 2018 African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) annual conference. Thanks to the Department of African & Afro-American Studies at Brandeis for hosting an excellent conference! It was great to have the opportunity to showcase some of our African American studies books. Here are some of … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

Written by W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric Holding History Rather than looking through the glass at the past, have you ever held history in your hands? After eight years of research, I found a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I … Continue reading The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

"A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice."—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume's contributors expand the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond … Continue reading The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

The Statues That Speak for Us

Written by Regis M. Fox, author of Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival.   This book is a part of our Black History Month sale, running now through February 28, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code BHM18 at checkout.   Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought matters of … Continue reading The Statues That Speak for Us