Request for Chapters for New Book on the African American Experience

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Call for Papers for the Edited Book on African American Studies

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited book, designed for use in the undergraduate classroom, focusing on the African American experience. The African American Experience: From Slavery to Liberation will be published by Eastern Kentucky University Libraries. This book is intended to give both instructors of African American studies and college students a comprehensive and up-to-date account of African American’s cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, religious and philosophical worldviews, etc. The editors welcome scholarly submission from academics and researchers in the field.  Please consult the list of topics below and submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper to Joshua Farrington ( or Gwen Graham on or before January 15, 2018. If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to submit a complete essay by the end of spring 2018.  Papers must be original and should not be previously published or simultaneously been reviewed elsewhere for publication.  All manuscripts will be subject to a peer-review process before they are accepted for publication.  More details on the paper submission process will be provided once your proposal has been accepted.  For any further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me or one of the editors below.

Ideal Chapter Topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Development of the Field of Africana Studies
  2. Origins, Concepts and Attitudes of Blackness, Whiteness and Beauty in North America
  3. The Middle Passage
  4. Pan-Africanism
  5. From Slavery to Freedom During the Civil War Era
  6. The Slave Community: Oppression, Resistance and Resilience
  7. The Experience of Slavery
  8. Abolitionism and Resistance Movements
  9. The Civil Rights Movement, Nationalism and Black Power
  10. Christianity and the Black Religious Experience
  11. Islam and Black Religious Experience
  12. Black Women in North America
  13. Racism, Sports, and Soft Power  
  14. Blacks in the Entertainment Industry
  15. African American Art
  16. The Education of African Americans in the United States
  17. Fighting for their Country: Blacks in the US Military
  18. The African American Family in historical context
  19. The Black Family and Economics in the North America
  20. Black Experience and Criminal Justice System in the United States of America
  21. Black Lives Matter and Other Contemporary Protest Movements
  22. Black Progress in Post Reconstruction United States of America
  23. Liberation Theology and African American Communities
  24. Critical Issues in African American Health
  25. The N-Word Conundrum and Pop Culture in North America
  26. White Privilege
  27. The African American Experience in Kentucky


Dr. Norman Powell                                                

Dr.  Joshua Farrington           

Gwendolyn Graham          

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Joshua Farrington, Eastern Kentucky University