Black History Month 2021 Resource List

01/29/2021

 

For Black History Month 2021, ACLS highlights scholarly resources on the hidden and lesser known histories of the Black American experience.

Similar to the previously published section of scholarly writing and resources celebrating Inclusive Excellence, we asked members of the ACLS community to share their own published works, as well as recommendations for resources that can expand knowledge and understanding in this important area of scholarship.
 
We invite ACLS fellows and members to share additional contributions, as well as any questions or comments, with us at news@acls.org.

Black History Month 2021 Resource List

Scholarly Resources by ACLS Fellows

ARTICLES
“Arteries of capital: William Johnson and the practice of black moneylending in the antebellum U.S. South” - Slavery & Abolition; A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, Volume 41, 2020 - Issue 2, June 2019 
Written by Kimberly Welch F'19, Assistant Professor, Department of History, School of Law, Vanderbilt University
 
"Black Latinx Encuentros: Embodied Knowledge and Reciprocal Forms of Knowledge Sharing" - footnotesblog.com, July 1, 2020
Written by Amarilys Estrella F'20, ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, and Meryleen Mena F'19, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow appointed as Policy & Budget Analyst, Citizens' Committee for Children of New York
 
“Black Women, Police Violence, and Gentrification” - processhistory.org
Written by Anne Gray Fischer F'17, Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas at Dallas
 
“Disorderly Communion: Julia Chinn, Richard Mentor Johnson, and Life in an Interracial, Antebellum, Southern Church” - The Journal of African American History, Volume 105, Number 2, Spring 2020
Written by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers F'17, Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies and 2020-2022 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion, Indiana University, Bloomington
 
“Freedom on the Move: Marronage in Martin Delany’s Blake; or, the Huts of America” - MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Volume 43, Issue 3, Fall 2018
Written by Sean Gerrity F'20, Assistant Professor of English, Hostos Community College, CUNY 
 
“‘The Place is Gone!’: Policing Black Women to Redevelop Downtown Boston” - Journal of Social History, Volume 53, Issue 1, Fall 2019
Written by Anne Gray Fischer F'17, Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas at Dallas
 
“Queer (Be)Longing: Glenn Ligon’s Million Man March Series and the Civil Rights Movement’s Legacy” - Art Journal, 79, no. 4, Winter 2020
Written by Kim Bobier F'16, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute 
 
“Segregating a Great Singer: Marian Anderson and the Daughters of the American Revolution” - TLS, July 17, 2020
Written by Carol J. Oja, William Powell Mason Professor Department of Music and Graduate Program in American Studies, Harvard University
 
“William Johnson's Hypothesis: A Free Black Man and the Problem of Legal Knowledge in the Antebellum United States South” - Law and History Review, Volume 37 , Issue 1 , February 2019
Written by Kimberly Welch F'19, Assistant Professor, Department of History, School of Law, Vanderbilt University
 
BOOKS
Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press)
Written by Alejandro de la Fuente F'17, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director of Graduate Studies; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University; and Ariela J. Gross F'17, F'03, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California 
 
Black Freethinkers: A History of African American Secularism (Northwestern University Press)
Written by Christopher Cameron F'20, Professor of History, Faculty Fellow, Honors College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South (University of North Carolina Press)
Written by Kimberly Welch F'19, Assistant Professor, Department of History, School of Law, Vanderbilt University

 

Designing a New Tradition: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Aesthetics of Blackness (Pennsylvania State University Press)
Written by Rebecca VanDiver F'10, Assistant Professor of African American Art, Vanderbilt University

 

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (Abrams Press)
Written by Candacy A. Taylor F’16, independent scholar

 

New World A Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (New York University Press)
Written by Judith Weisenfeld F’14, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor, Chair, Department of Religion, Princeton University

 

Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon (Oxford University Press)
Written by Quincy D. Newell F'11, Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College
 
Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live (Routledge)
Chapter entitled “Reframing Resistance & Surveillance: Lorraine O’Grady’s Art Is…” written by Kim Bobier F'16, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute 

 

FILMS AND VIDEOS
“Imperfectly Known”: Nicholas Said and the Routes of African American Narrative - Radcliffe Institute lecture, December 2, 2020
Delivered by Ira Dworkin F'20, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University
 
“Abolitionist and Emancipatory Futures: Anti-Racist Struggles and Climate Justice” - UCLA International webinar, January 26, 2021
Panelist Malini Ranganathan F'17, Associate Professor School of International Service, Interim Faculty Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University
 

 

Resources Recommended by ACLS Fellows

FILMS AND VIDEOS
Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story (Journey Films)
Submitted by Brother Lawrence A. Whitney, F'21, Associate Lecturer, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Curry College, Boston University
 
WEBSITES
Century of Black Mormons 
Submitted by Quincy D. Newell F'11, Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College