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Educational Reformer & Christian Soldier: General Oliver Otis Howard, Samuel J. Smith Dec 2018

Educational Reformer & Christian Soldier: General Oliver Otis Howard, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel James Smith

Contemporaries of Oliver Otis Howard and historians alike have disagreed on the degree of his success as a Civil War general and as commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau.  Some describe his performance as inept and others as skillful.  Some laud his Christian example while others believe that he allowed his religious and political beliefs to diminish his efforts.  Whatever one’s perspective, evidence indicates that Howard’s political and religious beliefs influenced his actions as Civil War general and as Freedmen’s Bureau commissioner, and—although he experienced some failure in both arenas—his leadership is exemplified by what ...


The Significance Of John S. Mbiti's Works In The Study Of Pan-African Literature, Babacar Mbaye Sep 2018

The Significance Of John S. Mbiti's Works In The Study Of Pan-African Literature, Babacar Mbaye

Babacar Mbaye

No abstract provided.


Mapping The Oratory Of Frederick Douglass, Olivia Macisaac, Peter Harrah, David Lewis, Lynette Taylor, Leann West, Matthew Young Jun 2017

Mapping The Oratory Of Frederick Douglass, Olivia Macisaac, Peter Harrah, David Lewis, Lynette Taylor, Leann West, Matthew Young

Olivia MacIsaac

This project is a multidisciplinary study of Douglass’s speaking tours throughout his long public career as an abolitionist, human rights advocate, and politician. For this initial phase, our primary aim was data collection for which our research team sampled a single year from each of the six decades from the 1840s to the 1890s. This was the time period in which well-known runaway slave and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass toured the United States and Europe. The purpose of this study is to develop a spatial representation of the itinerary of Douglass’s speaking-related travels. This will not only ...


Ua1b2/1 A Commemoration Of Wku's Integration: 1956-2006, Howard Bailey, Monica G. Burke, John Hardin, Sherese Martin, Maxine Ray, C. J. Woods Nov 2016

Ua1b2/1 A Commemoration Of Wku's Integration: 1956-2006, Howard Bailey, Monica G. Burke, John Hardin, Sherese Martin, Maxine Ray, C. J. Woods

Monica Burke

A publication that chronicles the history of WKU's desegregation efforts. This commemorative publication is also an historical document that highlights the prolific accomplishments of WKU African American graduates. The impact of Western's spirit on countless African American graduates and the Bowling Green community unfolds in the pages that follow. The joy of having access to an education, the struggles of transforming an institutional climate, the kindness of WKU faculty, staff, and students and the rewards of walking across the stage in Diddle arena are chronicled by those who experienced it firsthand.


Introduction, Barbara Lewis Oct 2015

Introduction, Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

What is the political valence of blackness at the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century; has it waxed or waned? Is it headed to greater potency or back into the dark days of the past when complexion determined the worth of character? Major political advances have been achieved nationally in the last ten years, most significantly in the election of the nation’s first African American president. Yet a resistant status quo remains. The push to unseat President Obama is virulent, and it is hard to imagine that all of the motivation to do so is tied ...


The Emancipated Century: A Staged Reading Series, Robert Lublin, Clifford Odle, Barbara Lewis Oct 2015

The Emancipated Century: A Staged Reading Series, Robert Lublin, Clifford Odle, Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

A coordinated series of dramatic staged readings of the plays of August Wilson in theatres throughout greater Boston. This project aims to pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Emancipated Proclamation with a full presentation of August Wilson’s monumental 10-play cycle on African American life in each decade of the twentieth century. The accompanying Re-Visioning Tomorrow Forums explored ongoing themes in urban communities.


Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff Aug 2015

Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff

Peter Rutkoff

No abstract provided.


Carter G. Woodson: The Early Years, 1875 – 1903, Burnis Morris Jun 2015

Carter G. Woodson: The Early Years, 1875 – 1903, Burnis Morris

Burnis R. Morris

When Carter G. Woodson departed West Virginia in 1903 for the Philippines and other distant datelines, few people other than Woodson himself could have imagined his final destination. He would eventually enjoin millions to follow his lead in promoting African Americans’ contributions in history; however, the scholarly people in Washington, where he settled in 1909, laughed at him and predicted failure.


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith Aug 2014

Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith Smith

Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on the American scene in the decades following World War II—from Paul Robeson to Ed Sullivan, John Kennedy to Stokely Carmichael—Belafonte established his place in American culture as a hugely popular singer, matinee idol, internationalist, and champion of civil rights, black pride, and black power.

In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith presents the first full-length ...


Desire And Disaster In New Orleans: Tourism, Race, And Historical Memory, Lynnell Thomas Aug 2014

Desire And Disaster In New Orleans: Tourism, Race, And Historical Memory, Lynnell Thomas

Lynnell Thomas

Most of the narratives packaged for New Orleans's many tourists cultivate a desire for black culture—jazz, cuisine, dance—while simultaneously targeting black people and their communities as sources and sites of political, social, and natural disaster. In this timely book, the Americanist and New Orleans native Lynnell L. Thomas delves into the relationship between tourism, cultural production, and racial politics. She carefully interprets the racial narratives embedded in tourist websites, travel guides, business periodicals, and newspapers; the thoughts of tour guides and owners; and the stories told on bus and walking tours as they were conducted both before ...


The African American Experience In Cleveland: Oral History And Digital Exhibition, Bethany Hollowell, Timothy Klypchak, Katherine Taylor, J. Mark Souther Mar 2014

The African American Experience In Cleveland: Oral History And Digital Exhibition, Bethany Hollowell, Timothy Klypchak, Katherine Taylor, J. Mark Souther

J. Mark Souther

Our project examines themes in African American history from the 1910s to 1970s through the lens of Cleveland, drawing upon the voices of more than 60 Clevelanders interviewed by our team. After collecting more than 60 hours of digital sound using oral history best practices, we produced minute-by-minute logs to aid researchers, created a selection of short story clips for the Cleveland Voices website, and curated new sites for the Cleveland Historical mobile app. Among our interviewees are the oldest living eyewitness of the 1920 Matewan Massacre in the coalfields of West Virginia, the first African American licensed pilot, and ...


The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell Jan 2014

The Young White Faces Of Slavery, Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


Girl Scout Day, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Girl Scout Day, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs.


J. Alexander Chiles, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

J. Alexander Chiles, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

Collection on African Americans in Kentucky, 1870-1940


Gertrude Mae Morbley, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Gertrude Mae Morbley, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs.


Wpa Chorus, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Wpa Chorus, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

Goodman-Paxton photographs


Board Of The Negro Y.M.C.A., Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Board Of The Negro Y.M.C.A., Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs.


Main Street Baptist Church, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Main Street Baptist Church, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

The Asa C. Chinn Downtown Lexington, Kentucky photographs


University Dance, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

University Dance, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

University of Kentucky general photographs


Baptismal Pond, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Baptismal Pond, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

Johanna Rice van Outer family scrapbooks


Oliver High School Basketball 2, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Oliver High School Basketball 2, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

Collection on African Americans in Kentucky, 1870-1940


Schoolchildren In Jenkins, Ky, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Schoolchildren In Jenkins, Ky, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

The Jenkins, Kentucky Photographic Collection, 1911-1930


Three Cooks, Reinette F. Jones Jun 2013

Three Cooks, Reinette F. Jones

Reinette F. Jones

Louis Edward Nollau F Series photographs


Introduction To We All Got History: The Memory Books Of Amos Webber, Nick Salvatore Mar 2013

Introduction To We All Got History: The Memory Books Of Amos Webber, Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

[Excerpt] Who was this Amos Webber who assumed such a prominent role in this public, regional celebration of the black presence in American life? That he was a veteran was clear, but that alone did not account for his prominent position in that day's events. Certainly James Monroe Trotter, the eminent musician, author, and politician, William H. Carney, and William Dupree were all more widely known in the black North. How did a man such as Amos Webber, unknown beyond his own circle, the recipient of no awards or editorials in the local or national press, achieve such prominence ...


Review Of "Farewell, We're Good And Gone: The Great Black Migration" By C. Marks, Michael K. Honey Feb 2013

Review Of "Farewell, We're Good And Gone: The Great Black Migration" By C. Marks, Michael K. Honey

Michael K Honey

No abstract provided.


Doing Public History At The National Civil Rights Museum: A Conversation With Juanita Moore, Michael K. Honey Feb 2013

Doing Public History At The National Civil Rights Museum: A Conversation With Juanita Moore, Michael K. Honey

Michael K Honey

No abstract provided.


"Headed For Louisville": Rethinking Rural To Urban Migration In The South, 1930-1950, Luther Adams Feb 2013

"Headed For Louisville": Rethinking Rural To Urban Migration In The South, 1930-1950, Luther Adams

Luther Adams

During the period between 1930 and 1970 more than 17,000 migrants were drawn to Louisville, challenging us to rethink the centrality of rural to urban migration narratives during the era of the Second Great Migration. African American migration in Louisville, Kentucky demonstrates the necessity of recognizing the distinctiveness of the Second Great Migration as well as the need to turn our attention to Black mobility within the South. Between 1935-1940, the largest Southern cities witnessed an influx of Black population; many of these migrants originated in the urban, not rural South. That Kentucky's Black population was primarily urban ...


Review Of "The Deacons For Defense: Armed Resistance And The Civil Rights Movement" By L. Hill, Luther Adams Feb 2013

Review Of "The Deacons For Defense: Armed Resistance And The Civil Rights Movement" By L. Hill, Luther Adams

Luther Adams

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, The Great Migration, And Black Urban Life" By D.L. Baldwin, Luther Adams Feb 2013

Review Of "Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, The Great Migration, And Black Urban Life" By D.L. Baldwin, Luther Adams

Luther Adams

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class And Black Community Development In The Jim Crow South" By L. Brown, Luther Adams Feb 2013

Review Of "Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class And Black Community Development In The Jim Crow South" By L. Brown, Luther Adams

Luther Adams

No abstract provided.