Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History (JAAH), formerly The Journal of Negro History, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in January 1916. Since that time the JAAH has become the leading scholarly publication on African American life and history. Now in its 101st volume, the JAAH publishes original scholarly articles on all aspects of the African American experience. Most recently, JAAH special issues and symposia have focused on Women and Slavery in the Atlantic World, The Legacy of Malcolm X, and African Americans and Movements for Reparations, Past, Present, and Future.

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regarding editorial matters should be sent to:

 VP Franklin

V.P. Franklin, Editor

The Journal of African American History
The University of New Orleans
Department of History
2000 Lake Shore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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Sylvia Cyrus, Managing Editor
Howard Center
2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 331
Washington, DC 20059

V.P. Franklin, University of New Orleans
Managing Editor:
Sylvia Y. Cyrus, Executive Director, ASALH
Associate Editors:
Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Joyce Owens Anderson, Chicago State University
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Publications Coordinator:
Karen M. May, email:
Editorial Assistants:
Edward D. Collins and Lee Facincani

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JAAH Winter-Spring 2016 Cover








Volume 101, Issue Nos. 1 & 2

Winter-Spring 2016

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JAAH Volume 101,Winter/Spring 2016

JAAH Volume 100, Fall 2015
JAAH Volume 100, Summer 2015
JAAH Volume 100, Spring 2015
JAAH Volume 100, Winter 2015
JAAH Volume 99, Fall 2014

Woolner article from Vol. 100#3 was quoted in a NPR article.

ASALH Executive Council Endorses Call for Establishment of Reparations Superfund to Aid  African American Youth. Click here to read the full release

Download the JAAH Call for Papers:
Ten Point Program For Reparations for African Americans in the United States



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