Chainlink Chronicle: Celebrating Black History in Louisiana
An exploration of one prison newspaper’s commitment to celebrating Black History with a unique focus on its home state.
After Attica, the McKay Report in the Prison Press
How was the famous prisoner uprising and its aftermath depicted in the prison press? The American Prison Newspapers collection on JSTOR has answers.
The Groundbreaking Work of Jackie Ormes
The first Black woman to have a regularly published comic strip, Ormes gave form to the political and social concerns of Black Americans.
The Declaration of Independence: Annotated
Related links to free scholarly context on JSTOR for the foundational document in American government.
The “Social Distance” between Africa and African-Americans
American popular culture inhibits a close relationship between African-Americans and the African continent.
10 Contemporary Elegies
In these poems of lament, the speaker expresses grief and sorrow.
The Black Press and Disinformation on Facebook
The Black Press historically has countered disinformation that targeted Black voters, but now it is financially connected to Facebook itself.
Anti-Imperialist Propaganda Posters from OSPAAAL
OSPAAAL, the international, pro-communist organization formed in 1966, decried American imperialism with powerful propaganda.
The Detroit Rebellion
From 1964 to 1972, at least 300 U.S. cities faced violent upheavals, the biggest led by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, in Detroit.
Tupac Shakur Remembered in GRAMMY Museum Exhibit
A new exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum explores the lyrics and cultural contribution of Tupac Shakur.