The Journal of African American History (JAAH), formerly The Journal of Negro History, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in January 1916. Since that time the JAAH has become the leading scholarly publication on African American life and history. Now in its second century, the JAAH publishes original scholarly articles on all aspects of the African American experience. Most recently, JAAH special issues and symposia have focused on Women and Slavery in the Atlantic World, The Legacy of Malcolm X, and African Americans and Movements for Reparations, Past, Present, and Future.

If you have any questions, contact us by email at jaah@jaah.org.

Manuscripts submissions and correspondence regarding editorial matters should be sent to:


VP Franklin

V.P. Franklin, Editor

The Journal of African American History
The University of New Orleans
Department of History
2000 Lake Shore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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Check here for a Press Release on the Summer issue of Vol. 103.


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