Tag: African American

22 Years, 22 Articles

22 Years, 22 Articles

Southern Cultures

Over our 22-year history, we're proud to have published 22 articles by our esteemed colleague and friend William Ferris—from interviewing B.B. King to finding Faulkner in Bulgaria.

Superstar Reverend J. M. Gates and Working Class Black Uplift

Superstar Reverend J. M. Gates and Working Class Black Uplift

Marko Maunula
A Sense of Place: Jews, Blacks, and White Gentiles in the American South

A Sense of Place: Jews, Blacks, and White Gentiles in the American South

David Goldfield
The Black and the Gray: An Interview with Tony Horwitz

The Black and the Gray: An Interview with Tony Horwitz

Tony Horwitz
“Deep River”: The Life of Roland Hayes

“Deep River”: The Life of Roland Hayes

Gavin James Campbell
Grave Matters

Grave Matters

Elizabeth Robeson

"Zora Neale Hurston's correspondence with W. E. B. Du Bois in 1929 reveals her concern about how prominent African Americans of their era were honored after death."

To Conserve a Legacy American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities by Richard J. Powell and Jock Reynolds, and: Art in Mississippi 1720–1980 by Patti Carr Black (Review)

To Conserve a Legacy American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities by Richard J. Powell and Jock Reynolds, and: Art in Mississippi 1720–1980 by Patti Carr Black (Review)

Dale Volberg Reed
The Souths of Sterling A. Brown

The Souths of Sterling A. Brown

Elizabeth Davey
Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African American Fiddlers, 1926–1949 (Music Review)

Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African American Fiddlers, 1926–1949 (Music Review)

Gavin James Campbell
Jackie Robinson and Dixie Walker: Myths of the Southern Baseball Player

Jackie Robinson and Dixie Walker: Myths of the Southern Baseball Player

Larry Powell
Commemorating Wilmington’s Racial Violence of 1898: From Individual to Collective Memory

Commemorating Wilmington’s Racial Violence of 1898: From Individual to Collective Memory

Melton Alonza McLaurin

Scholars do not dispute the essential facts about the racial violence that occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina, more than a hundred years ago, although interpretations of the event by the city's current residents reflect the racial divide that is their common heritage. On November 10, 1898, an armed mob of whites led by some of Wilmington's most respected and influential citizens destroyed the state's only daily African American newspaper by burning the building in which it was housed.

Images of African Americans in Southern Painting, 1840-1940

Images of African Americans in Southern Painting, 1840-1940

A. Everette James