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.
- Claudia May, Airing Dirty Laundry: Representations of Domestic Laborers in the Works of African American Women Writers, Feminist Formations, Spring 2015
- Sarah Bunin Benor, Black and Jewish: Language and Multiple Strategies for Self-Presentation, American Jewish History, January 2016
- Anne Lafont, How Skin Color Became a Racial Marker: Art Historical Persectives on Race, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Fall 2017
- Helen H. Jun, Black Orientalism: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Race and U.S. Citizenship, American Quarterly, December 2006
- Cynthia L. Caywood, Marilyn Elkins, and Carlton Floyd, Special Issue on August Wilson, College Literature, Spring 2009
- Jess Waggoner, "My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience": Afro-Modernist Critiques of Eugenics and Medical Segregation, Modernism/modernity, September 2017
- Jessica Millward, More History Than Myth: African American Women's History Since the Publication of Ar'n't I a Woman?, Journal of Women's History, Summer 2007
- Jane E. Dabel, Education's Unfulfilled Promise: The Politics of Schooling for African American Children in Nineteenth Century New York City, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Spring 2012
- Symposium on the Killing of Trayvon Martin, Theory & Event, July 2012
- Abby J. Kinchy, African Americans in the Atomic Age: Postwar Perspectives on Race and the Bomb, 1945–1967, Technology and Culture, April 2009