Center for Contemporary Black History

The Center for Contemporary Black History promotes the critical study of black history, culture, and politics within urban America since 1900, with an emphasis on understanding the central role of black intellectuals and public leaders in the making of modern society. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the Center utilizes the educational and research tools of both traditional disciplines and new media technology to organize and enrich the study of contemporary black American history.

CCBH currently houses three initiatives: (1) the Malcolm X Project, which is currently developing a Multimedia Study Environment version of The Autobiography of Malcolm X; (2) the Africana Criminal Justice Project, examining crime and justice in black intellectual and social history, and addressing the impact of mass incarceration on black civic capacity and participation; and (3) Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, published quarterly with Taylor and Francis Publishers.

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