Call For Papers: Black Resistance to Slavery and its Afterlives

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Call for Papers
January 28, 2020
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Race Studies

The Activist History Review invites proposals for our February 2020 issue: Black Resistance to Slavery and its Afterlives.

Slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration are just a few forms that the ever-morphing systems of anti-blackness have taken in the United States. But where there is injustice, there is resistance. While systems of domination largely determine our life circumstances, no institution is completely totalizing. Since the first boatload of Africans were kidnapped and hauled to the Americas, black people have subverted conditions of oppression, against all odds. For Black History Month, The Activist History Review is seeking articles which examine the various forms of “fugitivity” and the implications for black radicalism. Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

– Slave rebellions/maroonage.

– The subversive properties of language, music, hair styles, clothing, and culture.

– Anti-capitalism and the organization of mutual aid networks.

– Black imprisoned intellectuals and their critiques of state power.

– Blackness and the re-definition of sexuality, gender, and identity.  

– The influence of religion and/or spirituality on demands for freedom.

Black authors are strongly encouraged to submit. We will be offering a small stipend to contributors who are queer and/or trans Black Brown Indigenous People of Color (QTBBIPOC). Please indicate if you identify as such in your email. Email proposals of no more than 300 words to Darryl Walker, Jr at by Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – along with a brief biography and current contact information.