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CFP: Encyclopedia of African American History

Final Call for Contributors

The Encyclopedia of African American History

Contributors are needed for the final round of remaining entries for The Encyclopedia of African American History, co-edited by Professors Leslie Alexander and Walter Rucker and published by ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Scheduled to appear in 2009, this three-volume encyclopedia will be part of an ongoing series on American ethnic history. Aimed at general audiences and college students, this project will include more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries divided into five major chronological and thematic sections. In addition, we also have an editorial board of distinguished scholars in the field of African American History.

For a listing of the approximately 20 remaining entries, please see below or visit our project website at

If you are interested in contributing to this project, send a brief C.V. and a list preferred entries to: Completed entries will have deadlines no later than January 15, 2009.

As is usually the case with reference works, compensation is limited to a very modest honorarium or a copy of the published encyclopedia, depending on the number and length of entries.

We sincerely hope that you can contribute to this important project. Leslie Alexander & Walter Rucker, editors

The Encyclopedia of African American
History Dept. of African American & African Studies
Ohio State University
486 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Available Entries (Requested Word Count)
American Moral Reform Society (900)American Revolution (1000)
Atlantic Slave Trade (3000)
Bensonhurst, New York Incident of 1989 (900)
Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point (900)
Exoduster Movement (2000)
Great Migration (2000)
Immediatism (900)
Kwanzaa (900)
March on Washington, 1963 (2000)
New England Colonies (900)
Niagara Movement (900)
Poor People's Campaign (900)
Sit-In Movement (1000)
US (Maulana Karenga's) (2000)
Vietnam War (Black participation in) (2000)
Ward, Samuel Ringgold (900)

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