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Set the World on Fire: A New Book on Black Nationalist Women’s Activism

By Melissa N. Shaw

This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History ...
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Luncheon in honor of the President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio, 1962. Photo: Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

A Troubled Past: The United States and Africa since World War II

By Jessica Ann Levy

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump sparked yet another international controversy with his reference to Read More

“History is Knowledge, Identity, and Power”: Lerone Bennett Jr., 1928–2018

By E. James West

When I found out about Lerone Bennett, Jr’s passing, I was immediately struck by his sense of poetic timing. In ...
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The Nubian Body, African Aesthetics, and Cultural Imagination

By Janell Hobson

The excitement over the much-anticipated African-themed superhero film, Black Panther, has reached fever pitch among African ...
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