Journals Celebrates Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, we invite readers to visit the JHUP-published journals Callaloo and African American Review. These venerable publications provide a compelling glimpse at the literature, culture and history of African Americans and the African diaspora.

African American Review recently completed its 50th volume, a significant milestone for any journal. Led by editor Nathan Grant, the journal provides a home for vigorous conversation by leading minds. The journal is a scholarly aggregation of insightful essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews.

Callaloo provides an international showcase of arts and letters in its five issues, which include the annual Callaloo Art issue. Founding editor Charles Henry Rowell has created a home for an engaging mix of content by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide.

But our commitment to celebrating the contributions of African Americans to America's heritage goes beyond these two journals. With more than 80 journals focusing on so many different areas of the humanities and social sciences, we naturally have a wealth of content to recommend this month.

Here is just a sampling of articles available on Project MUSE to provide the opportunity for readers to learn more about the significant people and important events that we commemorate during black history month.