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

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, and as we remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, we’ve prepared a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. These books highlight the 1965 Selma civil rights campaign, unconventional modes of black women’s activism, the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Books for Black History Month

Books for Black History Month: upf.com/bhm16 Read about the preseason before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the lost color line in Florida’s Silver Springs park, the adventures of Alabama’s legendary black outlaw, the only known slave memoir from Florida, Zora Neale Hurston’s final years, the proud heritage of Miami’s black community, the unsung heroines … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Critical View of Baby Doc’s Presidency A Necessary Building Block for Haiti

As part of our commemorations of Black History month, we asked Millery Polyné, author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870–1964 for his thoughts on Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier's return to Haiti: "After 25 years in exile Jean-Claude Duvalier's arrival in Haiti has sparked a mixture of emotions and … Continue reading Critical View of Baby Doc’s Presidency A Necessary Building Block for Haiti