CFP: Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience (OER), 2nd edition

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 Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience, 2nd edition


We invite abstracts of chapters to be included in the second edition of Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience. Published by Eastern Kentucky University Libraries in 2019, the open-access book offers sound interdisciplinary analysis of select historical and contemporary issues surrounding the Black experience in the United States.

To expand the scope of the first edition, the editors welcome scholarly submissions from academics and researchers in the field. Please consult the list of topics below and submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed chapter to on or before May 30, 2020.  Authors will receive notifications of acceptance in a timely manner, along with guidelines for contributors. Papers must be original and must not have been previously published or under simultaneous review elsewhere for publication. All submissions will be peer-reviewed before they are accepted for publication. For any further inquiries, please contact Dr. Joshua Farrington.

If you have a proposal for a topic not on this list, but think it is of relevance to introductory-level Black History or Black Studies courses, you are also welcome to submit a proposal.


The Middle Passage

Plantation Life

Black Women’s History/Experiences

Black Queer History/Studies

Life in the Black North (pre-Civil War)

Black Urban History

Black Entrepreneurs

Black Inventors

Black Cultural History (art, music, literature)

Blacks in Entertainment Industry

Blacks in Sports

Harlem Renaissance/New Negro Movement

Black Intellectual History

Black Political History pre-1950s

Reconstruction Era

Criminal Justice/Mass Incarceration

Black Power Movement

Black Youth during and beyond Slavery

African American Art

Islam and Black Religious Experience

Black Lives Matter




  • Joshua Farrington, African and African American Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Norman Powell, Educational Leadership, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Gwen Graham, African and African American Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Lisa Day, Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Ogechi E. Anyanwu, African History, Eastern Kentucky University