Call For Papers

African Americans and the History of Sport

The Journal of African American History is planning a special issue devoted to African Americans and the History of Sport. While there have been many important books and articles published on African American athletes historically, this special issue will seek to offer new insights based on the latest research in this significant area of 19th and 20th century African American history.

The Journal of African American History welcomes essays on any aspect of the history of African Americans and Sport, including but not limited to: 1) Sport and Gender Politics; 2) Jim Crow and the Desegregation of Professional Sports; 3) Sport and International Politics; 4) Sport and Social Protest; 5) African American Athletes and College Sports Historically; 6) African Americans and the Rise of the Sports Industry; 7) Athletics and the Urban Landscape.

Essays should be no more that 35 typed, double-spaced pages (12 point font), including endnotes. Guidelines for manuscript submission are available in The Journal of African American History; and on the JAAH website:

Submitted essays will be peer-reviewed. Your cover letter should include the title of the essay, your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. Your essay 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
African World Studies
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122


Submission Deadline: 31 January 2006