A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

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

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the 2017 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We had a fantastic time meeting scholars in the field and displaying our wide selection of  African American studies titles. Several of our authors attended the … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

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

A Sad Chapter of Black History: Lynching in America

*This post contains vivid imagery beftting its topic and may not be suitable for more gentle readers. By W. Jason Miller, author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture We deserve to be heard when we’ve listened first.  Black History Month provides an opportunity to hear about the subject of lynching.  Lynching challenges many listeners’ … Continue reading A Sad Chapter of Black History: Lynching in America