Call For Papers

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954-2004: Fifty Years of Social and Educational Change in the United States

The Journal of African American History (formerly The Journal of Negro History) is planning one or more special issues on the social and educational changes in American society directly or indirectly related to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. As part of the commemorative activities, we are interested in receiving scholarly writings on both the positive and negative consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling for U.S. African Americans and other social and cultural groups in American society.

The Journal of African American History is seeking to publish symposia, essays, and reviews on the impact of the Brown decision on any aspect of United States or African American history, including but not limited to a focus on: 1) the legal battles leading up to the May 1954 Supreme Court ruling; 2) the positive and negative responses of African Americans and others to the decision; 3) the impact of the Brown decision on American education; 4) the relationship of the Brown decision to the civil rights campaigns or other movements for social, political, economic, and cultural change in the United States over the last half century.

Essays should be no more than 35 typed, double-spaced pages, including endnotes. Symposia and reviews can be of variable length. Specific guidelines for submissions are given on a first page of The Journal of African American History, which uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Edition (Chicago, 1993) for citations.

Your cover page should include the title of the essay, your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. The first page should begin with the title of your essay and NOT include your name.

Please direct inquiries and/or send 3 copies of your manuscript to:

Dr. V.P. Franklin, Editor
The Journal of African American History
Institute for Urban and Minority Education
Teachers College, Box 75
525 West 120th Street
New York, New York 10027
Phone: 212-678-8103
E-mail: vpf9@columbia.edu

Submission Deadline: 1 June 2004