Call for Papers
"The Death and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.,
The Journal of African American History (JAAH) is planning a Special Issue on the death and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is no doubt that Dr. King was one of the most important figures in the 20th century and there have been hundreds of books, articles, and films documenting his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and the on-going black freedom struggles. The publication of The Martin Luther King Papers, edited by Clayborne Carson, allows scholars and students to pursue research on the people, places, and events in which King was involved. At the same time, King's legacy has to be documented and assessed in order to determine those aspects of American and African American life and culture that were impacted and/or changed in the half century since his death.
This Special Issue of The Journal of African American History seeks scholarly essays documenting King's legacy in social, economic, political, and cultural arenas in the United States and around the world. Essays focusing on movements, institutions, individuals, and groups that trace their origins and/or development to the achievements of Dr. King are particularly welcome.
Topics include, but are not limited to: 1) the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and other civil rights organizations after 1968; 2) voting rights, civil rights activists, and electoral politics; 3) impact on student rights, Black Power, Women's Liberation, Gay Liberation, and Chicano movements; 4) economic development, Affirmative Action, and welfare rights campaigns; 5) films, documentaries, exhibits, and other cultural productions; and the campaigns for the King Holiday and Memorial; 6) influence on social and political movements outside the United States; 7) analyses of autobiographical reflections on King's impact on personal and political development.
Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double-spaced pages (12 pt. font), including endnotes. The JAAH uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (Chicago, IL, 2003) for citations. Guidelines for the manuscript submission are available in The Journal of African American History and on the JAAH web site: http://www.jaah.org/.
Submitted essays will be peer reviewed. Your cover letter should include the title of your essay, name, postal address, email address, phone number, and fax number. Your essay should begin with the title of the essay and should NOT include your name.
Please send three (3) hard copies of your manuscript to:
Prof. V. P. Franklin, Editor
The Journal of African American History
Department of History and Philosophy
University of New Orleans
2000 Lake Shore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Submission Deadline: 15 March 2017