By Alina Scott
2020 is a significant moment in the history of the United States. As some locations begin the process of opening up in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, the country is now collectively mourning and joining in protests against police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota policemen. In response, we have compiled an index of Not Even Past articles, reviews, podcasts, and teaching resources about Black resistance and resilience, by mostly Black authors. Today and every day, Black Lives Matter and Black Histories Matter.
BLACK RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE
“Black Women’s History in the US: Past & Present” by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross– Authors of A Black Women’s History of the United States, Dr. Daina Ramey Berry and Dr. Kali Gross, reflect on the journey of writing a Black woman’s history, the historiography written by and about Black women, and the importance of this collection.
“Black Women in Black Power” by Ashley Farmer –Dr. Farmer, author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, discusses the importance of Black women organizers in the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther Party.
“#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy” by Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan
“Stokely Carmichael: A Life” by Peniel Joseph
“Rising From the Ashes: The Oklahoma Eagle and its Long Road to Preservation” by Jaden Janak–Janak recalls the process of digitizing The Oklahoma Eagle, a historically Black newspaper razed in the chaos of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the politics of digitization, and the significance of preserving Black history.
“Ordinary Yet Infamous: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso” by Kali Nicole Gross
“The Odds are Stacked Against Us: Oral Histories of Black Healthcare in the U.S” by Thomaia Pamplin– Pamplin’s analysis includes qualitative and quantitative analyses of the generations of discrimination in Houston’s healthcare system with Houstonians who experienced it first hand.
“Goddess of Anarchy: Lucy Parsons, American Radical” by Jacqueline Jones
“Before Red Tails: Black Servicemen in World War I” by Jermaine Thibodeaux
“Muhammad Ali Helped Make Black Power Into a Global Brand” By Peniel Joseph
‘“Stand With Kap”: Athlete Activism at the LBJ Library’ by Gwendolyn Lockman
“Black Amateur Photography” by Joan Neuberger
“Eddie Anderson, the Black Film Star Created by Radio” by Kathryn Fuller-Seeley
Loving v. Virginia After 50 Years, Panel at the Institute for Historical Studies–This IHS panel was organized around a showing of the film Loving (2016) with the director, UT alumnus, Jeff Nichols, University of Texas History Professors Seth Garfield and Jacqueline Jones, and Professor of Law at Syracuse University, Kevin Noble Maillard.
“Remembering Willie “El Diablo” Wells and Baseball’s Negro Leagues” by Edward Shore
“Andrew Cox Marshall: Between Slavery and Freedom in Savannah” by Tania Sammons
“Let the Enslaved Testify” by Daina Ramey Berry
“Black is Beautiful – And Profitable” by Tiffany Gill
BOOK & MEDIA REVIEWS
- King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop by Harvard Sitkoff (2009) by Tiana Wilson
- We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2017) By Brandon Render
- Monroe by Lisa B. Thompson (2018) by Tiana Wilson
- Historical Perspectives on Marshall (dir: Reginal Hudlin, 2017) by Luritta DuBois
- African Americans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era by Kevin K. Gaines (2007) by Joseph Parrott
- Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel (1997) by Dolph Briscoe IV
- Historical Perspectives on The Birth of a Nation (2016) by Ronald Davis
- A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present by Josh Sides (2003) by Cameron McCoy
- Episode 90: Stokely Carmichael: A Life with Peniel E. Joseph– Dr. Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values & Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Professor in the Department of History, UT-Austin
- Episode 88: The Search for Family Lost in Slavery with Heather Williams– Dr. Heather Williams, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a moving book about on the subject, Help Me Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.
- Episode 49: The Harlem Renaissance with Frank Guridy–Dr. Frank Guridy, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Columbia University, joins us to discuss the multifaceted, multilayered movement that inspired a new generation of African-Americans—and other Americans—and demonstrated the importance of Black culture and its contributions to the West.
- Episode 54: Urban Slavery in the Antebellum United States with Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Harris– Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of History at Emory University in Atlanta, discuss a project to re-discover urban slavery, a forgotten aspect f the slave experience in the United States
Additional episodes available on 15MinuteHistory.org
TEACHING BLACK HISTORY
- Popular Culture in the Classroom By Nakia Parker
- Great Books on African American Beauty Culture by Tiffany Gill
- US Survey Course: Slavery
- US Survey Course: Civil Rights
- Jim Crow: A Reading List by Jacqueline Jones and Henry Wiencek
- More to Read on Urban Slavery Recommended by Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Harris
- Slavery and its legacy in the USA
- Slavery World Wide: Collected Works from Not Even Past
- Handbook of African American Texas by Joan Neuberger