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POLITICS, LAW, AND GOVERNMENT



             COMING SOON
            African American Activism

            and Political Engagement


            An Encyclopedia of Empowerment

            ANGELA JONES, EDITOR


            The 57 Black men and women who served
            in the House of Representatives in 2021
            accounted for 13% of the House's total
            membership—about the same as the
            percentage of the nation's overall population
            that was Black. But that same year, only 3 of                  ABC-CLIO

            the Senate's 100 senators were Black, and                      May 2023, 448pp, 7x10
                                                                           Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7631-8
            not a single governor was Black.                               $97.00, £72.00, €84,00
                                                                           eBook: 978-1-4408-7632-5
            This authoritative encyclopedia provides a wide-ranging survey of the history,
            development, and current state of African American political activism and   SAMPLE T OPICS
            influence in American life and culture. This book begins with a suite of   •  Abolition  •  Intersectionality
            seven long-form essays on various aspects of Black political involvement   •  Black Churches  •  Jim Crow
            and empowerment, including the importance of Black women in early labor   •  Black Press  •  Political Parties
            organizing; campaigns defending Black voting rights against suppression and   •  Civil Disobedience  •  Reparations
            disenfranchisement; the Black Lives Matter movement; and the contributions   •  Civil Rights and the   •  Voting Rights and
            and legacy of the nation's first Black president, Barak Obama.   Constitution      Voter Suppression
            The encyclopedia itself contains approximately 200 authoritative entries on a   •  Grass Roots
            wide assortment of topics related to African American political activism and   Organizing
            empowerment, including biographical profiles of key leaders and activists,   •  Historically Black
            political issues and topics of particular interest to African American voters   Colleges and
            and lawmakers, important laws and court cases, influential organizations, and   Universities
            pivotal events in American culture that have influenced the trajectory of Black
            participation in the nation's political life.
                                                                           ANGELA JONES  is professor of sociology at
            FEATURES                                                       Farmingdale State College, State University of
            •  A suite of long-form essays provide insights into areas of triumph   New York. Jones's research interests include
                                                                           African American political thought and protest,
              and struggle for Black Americans seeking equitable treatment and   race, gender, sexuality, sex work, feminist theory,
              representation in U.S. politics                              and queer theory.
            •  Approximately 200 encyclopedia entries cover African American political
              power and representation, with a special focus on contributions of women
              and LGBTQ figures who have been historically underappreciated
            •  Includes extensive discussion of current threats to Black voting rights
            •  Includes two informative glossaries, one dedicated to relevant organizations
              and the other focusing on notable documentaries on Black political icons
              and movements






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