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Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Exhibit
The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most significant documents in United States history.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the document on Sept. 22, 1862, after the Union victory at Antietam (also
called the Battle of Sharpsburg).
Signed by President Lincoln, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
ordered that in 100 days the federal government would free all slaves in the states still rebelling against
the Union. The document formally alerted the Confederacy of Lincoln’s intention. On Jan. 1, 1863, with the
Confederacy still in full rebellion, the president issued the final Emancipation Proclamation.
You will have a rare opportunity to see the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation at the North Carolina Museum of History
in Raleigh from Wednesday, May 15, through Sunday, June 16, 2013. This historical seven-page document is on
loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Admission is free.
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Professor Akinyele Umoja, chair, African American Studies at Georgia State University discusses his new book: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Self-defense in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. This program was sponsored by the Stone Center and the Bull's Head Bookstore of UNC at Chapel Hill.
Prof. Akinyele Umoja Discusses "We Will Shoot Back" from Sonja Haynes Stone Center on Vimeo.
Valerie Owens, Author of America Huh! I'm Going Home was accepted into the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University at a reception event held on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012.
Online Non-Governmental Organizational Journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication
Online Non-Governmental Organizational Journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. ONGOJ publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of the subject pertaining to environmental conservation, asylum laws, animal torture laws, female education in third world countries, Human Rights Laws, Better Life for Rural Women, Labour Congress, Non-Governmental Organizational, etc.
All papers published by ONGOJ are peer-reviewed after which they undergo revision by the author. Upon receipt of the revised article from the author, same undergo final evaluation before publication. ONGOJ is a rapid response journal with an issue published every month. Our objective is to publish manuscript(s) that meets the requirement for publication within a MONTH of submission. All publish articles are to remain forever in our site. We also give hard (printed) copies upon request.
One key request of researchers across the world is open access to research publications. Online Non-Governmental Organizational Journal is fully committed to providing free access to all articles as soon as they are published (published articles are freely downloaded for use by any researcher across the world). Our large readership base makes it possible for publish articles to be beneficial to the millions of researchers across the world. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.
Authors guide and other details are available on our website. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to any of the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Please visit http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/ONGOJ for more details.
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Crossing Borders April 10-13, 2014
The theme for the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting will be “Crossing Borders.” The history of the United States is a product of migrations – internal and international. Along with people, goods and ideas crossed these borders, reshaping the composition and character of the American people. Sometimes the borders and boundaries were physical, as when international migrants crossed oceans and continents, or when large numbers of individuals migrated from one region of the country to another, or when the lure of wealth and influence led to foreign invasions and conquests. Those on the move were accompanied by bacteria or viruses, microorganisms whose migration across borders also shaped human experience. Borders were also framed by culture – racial, ethnic, class, and gender differences that perennially redefined our population and social order. The theme for the 2014 conference seeks to examine, in all their complexity, a broad array of border crossings and “encounters” in US history, highlighting the contributions and challenges presented by those who transcended borders to redefine their lives or flee the constraints of their pasts.
Veterans Role Call
If you put your body on the line by being active in the South with CORE, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, SCEF, SSOC, Delta Ministry, Deacons for Defense, or other Southern Freedom Movement organization in the years 1951-1968 — as an organizer, volunteer, local participant, or protester — please add your name to the veterans roll call.
3rd National Conference on Civil Rights: Meridian, Mississippi June 16-18, 2013
Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: Voices of Heroic Women and Men in the Civil Rights Movement
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|Caroline County, Virginia Local History Book Receives National Recognition
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Patrick Bond Crafts National History Day Skit
Patrick Bond participated in the individual performance category of National History Day in College Park, Maryland in June. This was his 5th year competing and he was honored this year to receive the African American History Award.
His choice of topic for NHD was guided by the national theme of Revolution, Reaction, and Reform. Through his research with primary and secondary sources Patrick developed an individual performance linking Gabriel's revolt to the an unfinished revolution that promised freedom and liberty to all Americans and to the civil rights movement and struggles that continue to this day.
The title of his performance was Death or Liberty: Prosser's Gabriel's Reaction to the American Revolution. In his performance a fictitious scholarly professor of the Jeffersonian era carries the time line and the long-range reformations from Gabriel's rebellion. A mullatto free slave, Robert Cowley, gives the reaction of the slaves to the philosophy of the American Revolution and reveals that
Gabriel's only crime was his "yearning to be free." The third character was a fearful plantation owner who portrays the revengeful reaction of slave owners by crying out "slay them all". This ten-minute skit culminates with the professor proclaiming the restoration of Gabriel's "good name" by Gov. Tim Kaine in 2007.
Gullah Geechee Commission Accepts Applications for Commissioner
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. -- The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission (GGCHCC), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, is accepting applications for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior will consider applicants that have been approved by the Gullah Geechee Commission in making new appointments for Primary and Alternate Commissioners. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed on an as-needed basis.
Since its inception in 2007, the Gullah Geechee Commission has included experts as well as citizens who are interested in historic preservation, anthropology, folklore or a related field. Vacancies for Alternate Commissioners currently exist in the following states and positions: North Carolina - 1, Georgia - 2, and Florida - 2.
Applicants must provide a short biography or resume that highlights the skills and abilities listed below:
General experience working collaboratively with others in the Gullah Geechee communityCredibility and support with the Gullah Geechee CommunityActive participation in the preservation of Gullah Geechee cultureKnowledge about Gullah Geechee cultureParticipation in the development of products, projects, fundraising, and publications about Gullah Geechee culture
Additionally, each submission must contain the applicant's full name, social security number, home address, home telephone number and place of employment.
Applications will be accepted by mail, email or fax to: Michael Allen, NPS Community Partnership Specialist, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482; Michael_all@msn.com; 843-881-5516 X 12. For more information, visit www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org.
The American Historical Association’s Equity Awards [bold name of org] recognize individuals and institutions for excellence in recruiting and retaining students and new faculty from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented within the historical profession. Deserving nominees will have records that include such achievements as mentoring, program building, fundraising initiatives, pursuing civic engagement, and enhancing department and campus culture to promote a supportive environment. Nominations are due by May 15.
For details and instructions for submitting a nomination, see: http://www.historians.org/prizes/EquityAwards.cfm.
National Alliance of Faith and Justice and several partners to join Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organization as host to PEN OR PENCIL™ March on Washington for Mentors and No Violence:
To Serve This Present Age -- From Nonviolence to No Violence
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of The 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade, plans are underway to assemble as many as 1,000 PEN OR PENCIL™: Writing a New History youth for a march on Washington for Mentors and No Violence on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. The march will begin at 4th and Jefferson Drive, SW to the Lincoln Memorial as a youth-led contingency collaborating with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ), National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Area CARES Mentoring Movement (NCACARES), World Missions, Inc., the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) local branches, and Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organization as the local organizing youth leaders.
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The GHI is pleased to announce the upcoming deadline for applications to its Archival Summer school for Young Historians: American History in Transatlantic Perspective Supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
The deadline for this summer¹s school is April 15, 2013. The summer school will run from September 1-13, 2013 in Chicago, Madison, Boston, and Washington, DC.
Archival Summer School for Young Historians 2013: American History in Transatlantic Perspective - Supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung
September 1 - 13, 2013
Archival Seminar in Chicago, IL; Madison, WI; Boston, MA; Washington, DC Convener: German Historical Institute, Washington DC; University of Chicago's Department of History; Newberry Library, Chicago; Robert Bosch Stiftung
Call for Applications
With the generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Historical Institute, together with the University of Chicago's Department of History, offers an archival program for doctoral students from Germany and the United States.
The summer school prepares Ph.D. students working in the field of American history for their prospective research trips. Participants learn how to contact archives, use finding aids, identify important reference tools, and become acquainted with miscellaneous American research facilities, among them the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the Library of Congress. They gain insight into how historical materials are acquired, preserved, and made accessible to historians. In addition, they have the opportunity to meet a number of prominent scholars and discuss their research with them. We hope that participants will gain an appreciation for the various kinds of archives and special collections located in the United States, either for future reference or for their general training as scholars of American history, culture, and society. Students are also welcome to extend their stay in the United States to do their own exploration and research after the program ends.
We welcome individual applications but also encourage potential participants to apply together with a transatlantic partner. Participants are expected to form small working groups and initiate cooperation with a partner PhD-student in their respective fields. Applicants should note, however, that they will have limited opportunity to do their own work during the course.
Applicants must be registered as Ph.D. students or enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a German or US institution of higher education. The program seeks qualified applicants interested in historical studies in a broad range of fields (art history, economic history, history of consumption, social history, cultural studies, diplomatic history, etc.), and whose projects require consulting sources located in US archives. Preference will be given to those who have already chosen a dissertation topic and written a dissertation proposal. Prospective candidates must have excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. All parts of the program will be conducted in English.
The stipends cover expenses for travel and accommodation and include a daily allowance.
A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter outlining the candidate's motivation to participate;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a dissertation proposal (4-8 pages);
- a letter from the candidate's doctoral advisor.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via e-mail. Advisors' letters can be sent directly, by post, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to:
Bosch Archival Summer School for Young Historians
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2562
Deadline for submission is April 15, 2013. All applicants will be notified by May 15, 2013. For more information, please contact
Dr. Mischa Honeck
German Historical Institute
The National Archives 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship: Request for Proposals
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, announces the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program’s Request for Proposals. The Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. It offers an opportunity for researchers to explore often overlooked records held by NARA and to experience what many researchers have discovered - that it is not necessary to go to Washington, D.C. to do research at the National Archives.
For 2013, one fellow will be assigned to each of the participating National Archives facilities, for a total of six fellowships. Each fellow will receive a $3,000.00 stipend to assist with travel and research expenses.
The Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete a research project that results in a publishable work product. In addition, within one year of receiving the Fellowship, each recipient will be asked to prepare a short report for publication by NARA that describes the research experience – the discovery, method, and use of the records at that facility.
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Marcus Garvey Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (Deadline March 7, 2013)
Please find below the announcement for this year's Marcus Garvey Foundation graduate research fellowships. Kindly share with your graduate students working in the areas of African, African diaspora, Caribbean, and African American History/Studies. The two available fellowships are:
1) Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship:
This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.
2) Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship:
This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. papers (Finding Aid: http://tiny.cc/buv7a) located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection.
"The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond... In fact, the Harvey collection shows the complexity, intensity and longevity of black nationalist ideology prior to the Black Power Movement. Its rich and diverse collection of historical documents, ranging from political manifestos and pamphlets to printed materials, showcase the importance of Garveyism in African American history." –Tshepo Masango Chéry, 2009-2010 Jean Harvey Slappy Fellow
APPLYING FOR THE FELLOWSHIPS:
***All applications & attachments must be received by March 7, 2013***
Decisions will be announced on April 22, 2013
While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the field of African and African diaspora studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship.
Required application materials:
- 2-page summary of the larger research project
- 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research timeline
- Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
- One recommendation from an advising professor
All application materials (and recommendations sent directly from advising professors) must be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by midnight on the deadline of March 7, 2013 to: GarveyFoundation@gmail.com
For more information, please contact us at:
Marcus Garvey Foundation
P.O. Box 42379
Philadelphia, PA 19101
The Marcus Garvey Foundation, Inc., established in 1961 in New York City, is a non-profit organization whose work is informed by the educational philosophy and ideals of Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
The Carruthers Internship for Minorities is awarded at the discretion of the Museum to an exceptional graduate or undergraduate student. The internship is designed to give minority students with a serious interest in a future museum career exposure to the inner workings of and the various departments that exist in the Museum.
Spring 2013 opportunity: employment dates January 14 â€“ May 3, 2013
Education: Graduate student
Area of Study: Art History, Visual Culture, History, African American Studies, or American Studies
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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE JOURNAL FOR BLACK MASCULINITY
The Journal of Black Masculinity is a peer reviewed international publication providing multiple discoursed and multiple discipline based analyses of issues and/or perspectives with regard to black masculinities. We review empirical, theoretical, and literary scholarship as well as essays, poetry, and art for publication.
Submissions from multiple disciplines beyond the humanities and social sciences
are encouraged. The Journal of Black Masculinity is published three times a year and
has a ten percent (10%) acceptance rate. The Journal also publishes special issues on a periodic basis with guest editors focusing on themed issues. Manuscript submissions, books for review, and correspondence concerning all editorial matters should be sent to: Dr. C. P. Gause via the contact information below. Authors should follow the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition (APA Press, 2010). A style guide for preparing manuscripts and ordering information are located on the journal's website at http://www.blackmasculinity.com.
The Journal of Black Masculinity
c/o GES Publishing Group/GES LLC
2309 W. Cone Blvd. Suite 142
Greensboro, NC 27408
CALL for BOOK LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS and PROPOSALS
FOCUS: Blacks in History
Under the editorial guidance of series editor Dr. Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Professor of Historyand Interdisciplinary Studies at Adelphi University, PETER LANG PUBLISHING (New York,New York), an academic publisher, is pleased to invite submissions of book length manuscripts and book proposals, inclusive of monographs, anthologies, readers and handbooks, for its exciting new book series, Black Studies and Critical Thinking (BSCT).
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