Encyclopedia of African American Society, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Gerald D. Jaynes [Yale University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925401
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925402
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1058 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society originally published in print format in 2005, is the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trends-slavery, segregation, "separate but equal"-that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.

Key features include:

  • Over 700 signed articles, organized A-Z
  • More than 50 photographs
  • Complete list of African Americans in sports Halls of Fame
  • Cross-referenced for easy links from one topic to another
  • Reader's guide facilitates easy browsing for relevant articles
  • Clear, accessible writing style appropriate for high school and college students and interested lay readers
  • Comprehensive index and bibliography

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Gerald D. Jaynes [Yale University]

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
List of Illustrations.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Abolition.
2: Academicians.
3: Academy Awards.
4: Accommodationism.
5: Activists.
6: Actors and Actresses.
7: Adoption.
8: Adoption, Transracial.
9: Affirmative Action.
10: African Blood Brotherhood.
11: African Heritage.
12: African Independence.
13: African Meeting House.
14: African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, The.
15: African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church, The.
16: African Missionary Movement.
17: Africans and African Americans.
18: Afrocentric Movement.
19: Ailey, Alvin (1931–1989).
20: Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell (1898–1989).
21: Ali, Muhammad (1942– ).
22: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
23: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
24: Ambassadors, U.S..
25: American Anti-Slavery Society.
26: American Book Awards.
27: American Colonization Society.
28: American Negro Academy.
29: American Negro Theater.
30: Amistad, The.
31: Amos 'N' Andy Show.
32: Amsterdam News.
33: Anderson, Marian (1897–1993).
34: Angelou, Maya (1928– ).
35: Anti-Lynching Bill.
36: Antioch College.
37: Apollo Theater.
38: Architecture.
39: Armstrong, Louis (1901–1971).
40: Art, Visual.
41: Ashe, Arthur (1943–1993).
42: Asian Americans and African Americans.
43: Astronauts.
44: Athletes.
45: Atlanta Compromise.
46: Atlanta Riot of 1906.
47: Atlantic Records.
48: Attica Uprising.
49: Attucks, Crispus (c. 1723–1770).
50: Automobile Industry.
51: "Baad Nigger".
52: Back to Africa Movement.
53: Baha'i Faith.
54: Baker, Josephine (1906–1975).
55: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
56: Baltimore.
57: Baltimore Afro-American.
58: Bambara, Toni Cade (1939–1995).
59: Banking and Finance.
60: Banneker, Benjamin (1731–1806).
61: Baptism, Rite of.
62: Baptist Church Organization.
63: Baraka, Amiri (1934– ).
64: Barbershop Culture.
65: Baseball.
66: Basie, William "Count" (1904–1984).
67: Basketball.
68: Battle, Kathleen (1948– ).
69: Bayou Classic, The.
70: Bearden, Romare (1912–1988).
71: Beauty Pageants.
72: Bebop.
73: Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875–1955).
74: Bid Whist.
75: Biracialism.
76: Birth of a Nation, The.
77: Black Aesthetic.
78: Black Arts Movement.
79: Black Baptist Church.
80: Black Belt.
81: Black Capitalism.
82: Black Christianity.
83: Black Codes.
84: Black Consciousness.
85: Black Enterprise.
86: Black Entertainment Television (BET).
87: Black Expo, Indianapolis.
88: Black History Month.
89: Black Manifesto.
90: Black Nationalism.
91: Black Panther Party.
92: Black Periodicals.
93: Black Power Movement.
94: Black Studies.
95: Black Theatre Alliance.
96: Black Women Mayors' Caucus.
97: Black World/Negro Digest.
98: Blue Vein Society.
99: Blues.
100: Bond, Julian (1940– ).
101: Bondwoman's Narrative, The.
102: Bontemps, Arna Wendell (1902–1973).
103: Boogie-Woogie.
104: Boxing.
105: Bradley, Tom (1917–1998).
106: Bread Riot.
107: Break Dancing.
108: Brimmer, Andrew (1926– ).
109: Brooke, Edward William, III (1919– ).
110: Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000).
111: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
112: Brown, Tony (1933– ).
113: Brown, William Wells (c. 1814–1884).
114: Brown Babies.
115: Brown v. Board of Education.
116: Bud Billiken Parade.
117: Buffalo Soldiers.
118: Bunche, Ralph Johnson (1904–1971).
119: Buppies.
120: Business.
121: Busing.
122: Cabinet, U.S. Presidential.
123: Cabrini-Green Housing Projects.
124: Cakewalk, The.
125: Canada and African Americans.
126: Capital Punishment.
127: Caribbean Americans and African Americans.
128: Carmichael, Stokely (1941–1998).
129: Carson, Benjamin (1951– ).
130: Carver, George Washington (1865–1943).
131: Catholics, African American.
132: Catlett, Elizabeth (1919– ).
133: Census, U.S..
134: Charles, Ray (1930–2004).
135: Charleston, The.
136: Chesnutt, Charles Waddell (1858–1932).
137: Chicago Defender.
138: Chicago Riots of 1919.
139: Chicago Seven.
140: Chicago's South Side.
141: Child Care.
142: Children's Defense Fund.
143: Chisholm, Shirley (1924– ).
144: Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The.
145: Church Homecomings.
146: Church of God in Christ, The.
147: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
148: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
149: Civil Rights Congress, The.
150: Civil Rights Movement.
151: Civil Rights Museum, National.
152: Civil Service.
153: Civil War, The.
154: Clergy.
155: Coal Mining.
156: Coleman, Elizabeth "Bessie" (1892–1926).
157: Colonial Critics of Slavery.
158: Colonialism.
159: Colonization.
160: Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
161: Colorism.
162: Coltrane, John (1926–1967).
163: Communism.
164: Composers.
165: Compromise of 1850.
166: Confederate Soldiers, Black.
167: Congress, African Americans in.
168: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
169: Congressional Black Caucus.
170: Conservatives, Black.
171: Constitutional Law.
172: Construction Industry.
173: Cooking, Regional.
174: Cooper, Anna Julia (1858–1964).
175: Cosby, William Henry (1937– ).
176: Cotton Club.
177: Council on African Affairs.
178: Cowboys, Black.
179: Creole.
180: Crime, Black-on-Black.
181: Criminal Justice System.
182: Criminal Sentencing of African Americans.
183: Crisis, The.
184: Cuffe, Paul (1759–1817).
185: Cullen, Countee (1903–1946).
186: Dance, African American Influence on.
187: Dance Theatre of Harlem.