Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

“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 … Continue reading Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Global Garveyism

“This is, by far, the most comprehensive and illuminating book to date concerning the unique phenomenon that is Garveyism. From the U.S. Midwest to Trinidad to Southern Africa to Australia, this volume sheds light relentlessly.”—Gerald Horne, author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and … Continue reading Global Garveyism

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, we'd like to share a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. Our new books include a groundbreaking continental view of fugitive slave migration, a study of the impact of Marcus Garvey's black nationalist philosophy around the world and across the twentieth century, a biography of civil rights advocate … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

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