Encyclopedia of Black Studies, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Molefi Kete Asante
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412914302
  • ISBN-13: 9781412914307
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released February 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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The Encyclopedia of Black Studies , originally published in print format in 2004, is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black Experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field.

More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field's rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline. More than ever scholars and students need a clear conception of what the evolutionary processes have been in the creation and maintenance of the discipline.

Key Features include:

  • Over 240 signed articles by nearly 200 scholars, organized A to Z, with coverage spanning the social sciences
  • Edited by the founder and current editor of the Journal of Black Studies
  • Reader's Guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information
  • Contains numerous illustrative charts, sidebars, and historical photographs
  • Appendices with listings of doctoral granting programs, major journals in the field, and professional and scholarly associations
  • Master Bibliography

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  • Molefi Kete Asante


"...this formulation of the central ideas of an imporant group of scholars will be a valuable addition to many academic collections." --Lawrence Looks at Books, August 2005

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
1: Accommodationism.
2: Affirmative Action.
3: Africa World Press.
4: African Aesthetic.
5: African Americans.
6: African Americans and American Communism.
7: African American Oratory.
8: African American Studies, Temple University.
9: African American Studies: The First Doctoral Program.
10: African American Studies: Graduate Studies for the 21st Century.
11: African American Studies: The Indian Perspective.
12: African Burial Ground Project.
13: African Cosmology.
14: African Dance in the United States.
15: African Demographics.
16: African Epistemology.
17: African Ethnic Groups.
18: African Liberation Day.
19: African Philosophy.
20: African Renaissance.
21: African Studies Association.
22: African Worldview Theory.
23: Africana Womanism.
24: Africological Enterprise.
25: Africology.
26: Africology: Opposition.
27: Afrocentric Creed.
28: Afrocentric Criticism.
29: Afrocentric Education.
30: The Afrocentric Idea.
31: The Afrocentric Paradigm.
32: The Afrocentric Scholar.
33: Afrocentric Schools.
34: Afrocentric Social Work.
35: Afrocentricity.
36: Afrocultural Theory.
37: Afronography.
38: All-African People's Revolutionary Party.
39: American Anti-Slavery Society.
40: American Civil War.
41: American Colonization Society.
42: American Negro Academy.
43: Amistad Research Center.
44: Amsterdam News.
45: An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World.
46: Ancestor Veneration.
47: Ancient Egyptian Studies Movement.
48: Antilynching Campaign.
49: Antiracist Philosophy.
50: Apollo Theatre.
51: Associated Publishers.
52: Association of Black Psychologists.
53: Ausar Auset Society.
54: The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
55: Axum Empire.
56: Back-to-Africa Movement.
57: Before the Mayflower.
58: The Birth of a Nation.
59: Black Anglo-Saxons.
60: Black Arts Movement.
61: Black Athena.
62: Black Atlantic.
63: Black Church.
64: Black Codes.
65: Black Consciousness Movement.
66: Black Existentialism.
67: Black Feminist Thought.
68: The Black Jacobins.
69: The Black Manifesto.
70: Black Nationalism.
71: Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
72: Black Philosophy.
73: Black Politics.
74: Black Power Conference of Newark, New Jersey.
75: Black Power Movement.
76: The Black Scholar.
77: Black Skin, White Masks.
78: Black Studies.
79: Black Studies, City College of New York.
80: Black Studies, Kent State University.
81: Black Studies, Names Controversy.
82: Black Studies, Wellesley College.
83: Black Theology.
84: Blaxploitation Films.
85: Blues.
86: Broadside Press.
87: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
88: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
89: Capoeira.
90: Caribbean.
91: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.
92: Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference.
93: Christianity.
94: Class and Caste.
95: Class Struggle.
96: Code Noir.
97: Compromise of 1850.
98: Congress of African Peoples.
99: Congress of Racial Equality.
100: Congressional Black Caucus.
101: Consciencism.
102: Consciousness.
103: Council of Independent Black Institutions.
104: Creole.
105: Creolization.
106: The Crisis.
107: The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual.
108: Cultural Genocide.
109: Curse of the Door of No Return.
110: Dark Ghetto.
111: The Destruction of Black Civilization.
112: Diaspora.
113: Diopian Historiography.
114: Dislocation.
115: Dream Team.
116: Ebonics.
117: Education and Black Studies.
118: Elder Scholars.
119: Emancipation Proclamation.
120: Enslavement Resistance.
121: Ethiopianism.
122: Ethnic Notions.
123: Eurocentrism.
124: European Slave Trade.
125: Exodusters.
126: Family.
127: Fanonian Concept of Violence.
128: Festivals.
129: Fisk Jubilee Singers.
130: Forty Acres and a Mule.
131: Freedom Songs.
132: Freedom Summer.
133: Gabriel Prosser's Revolt.
134: Ghana Empire.
135: Haitian Revolution.
136: Highlander Folk School.
137: Hip-Hop.
138: Imperialism.
139: Indigeniste Movement.
140: Institute of Positive Education.
141: Institute of the Black World.
142: Introduction to Black Studies.
143: Invisible Man.
144: Islam.
145: Jazz.
146: Jim Crow.
147: Johnson Publishing Company.
148: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
149: Journal of African Civilizations.
150: Journal of Black Studies.
151: Journal of Negro History.
152: The Karamu House.
153: Kawaida.
154: Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge.
155: Kiswahili Movement.
156: Ku Klux Klan.
157: Kush.
158: Kwanzaa.
159: Last Poets.
160: Letter from the Birmingham Jail.
161: "Lift Every Voice and Sing".
162: Lucumi Tradition.
163: Lynching.
164: Maat.
165: Mali Empire.
166: March on Washington.
167: Laveau, Marie.
168: Maroon Societies.
169: Mdw Nṯr.
170: Melanin Theory.
171: Messianism.
172: Middle Passage.
173: The Mis-Education of the Negro.
174: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
175: Montgomery Bus Boycott.
176: Moorish Science Temple of America.
177: Moynihan Report.
178: Multicultural Education.
179: Narratives of the Enslaved.
180: Nat Turner's Rebellion.
181: Nation of Islam.
182: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
183: National Black Political Convention, Gary, Indiana.
184: National Black United Fund.
185: National Council for Black Studies.
186: National Negro Congress.
187: National Urban League.
188: Négritude.