History is a weapon. Studied and interpreted wisely, it can help defend, inspire, protect, and unify. If history is ignored, forgotten, or misconstrued, it can be part of the miseducation of a people that will have them going to the back door even without being told. Of all our studies history is so very important not only because it is a vital means to the cognition of and solution to many of the problems that beset us, but because it is the heart and soul of our liberation itself.
From "Lecture at El Mina,"
Amilcar Shabazz, Professor W. E. B. Du Bois Department
of Afro-American Studies 330 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9289 USA
Women and Others: Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Empire. Co-editor with Celia R. Daileader and Rhoda E. Johnson. Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.
The book comprises a lively and wide-ranging discussion of the intersecting discourses of race, gender, and empire in literature, history, and contemporary culture generally with essays by Joyce Green MacDonald, Trudier Harris, Maxine Montgomery, W. Lawrence Hogue, Indira Ghose, Patricia S. Parker, Andrea Smith, and Vron Ware
Afterword: “The Shoulders We Stand On: Black Professionals & the Transformation of U.S. Society” in Quest for Justice: Louis A. Bedford Jr. and the Struggle for Equal Rights in Texas by Darwin Payne. Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.
Review of The Political Use of Racial Narratives: School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954-97 by Richard A. Pride, in The Alabama Review (October 2006): 300-302.
Review of They Too Call Alabama Home by Richard Bailey, in The Alabama Review (January 2002): 75-76.
“Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford),” in Malcolm X Encyclopedia by Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya D. Tryman, eds. (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002): 62-63.
Review of Make Haste Slowly: Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston by William Henry Kellar, in Southwestern Historical Quarterly 105 (October 2001): 377-78.
“Carter Wesley: Sounding the Ram’s Horn for Human Rights,” in Ty Cashion & Frank de la Teja, eds., The Human Tradition in Texas (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 2001) 161-75.
Review of A Walk to Freedom: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1956-1964 by Marjorie White, in The Alabama Review (July 2000): 237-38.
Review of From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo by Mary Stanton, in The Journal of Mississippi History (Winter 1999): 401-02.
“Putting Black Voices In Print.” Review essay of Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory by Philip S. Foner and Robert J. Branham, in Black Issues in Higher Education. April 16, 1998.
“One for the Crows, One for the Crackers: The Strange Career of Public Higher Education in Houston, Texas.” The Houston Review XVIII, 2 (1998): 124-143.
“Art Truths: Houston’s Artistic Traditions and the Problem of Respectability,” ArtLies: Texas Art Journal (Summer 1997): 20-22.
Review of African American Political Thought, 1890-1930: Washington, Du Bois, Garvey & Randolph by Cary Wintz, in Southwestern Historical Quarterly 101 (October 1997): 267-68.
“A Clear Voice: Remembering Betty Shabazz,” The Source: The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music, Culture & Politics (September 1997): 80-81.
Review of Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence by Daniel J. Wideman and Robyn B. Preston, in The Journal of Negro History 82, issue 3 (Summer 1997): 345-46.
“David McGee: Stepin Fetchit Amongst the Nobles,” ArtLies: Texas Art Journal (April-June 1996): 26-28.
Review of Promises to Keep: A Call for a New American Revolution by Richard N. Goodwin, in The Texas Journal of Political Studies (Spring-Summer 1996): 79-81.
“Gangs in the Nation: The Copycat Syndrome and Media Tricks,” The Source: The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music, Culture & Politics (April 1996): 77.
“Activist Organizations Working to Free Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War,” The Source: The Magazine of Hip-Hop Music, Culture & Politics (October 1995): 82.
“Giving Back to the Community!—Interview with Gil Scott-Heron,” with Larvester Gaither, Gaither Reporter v. 3, n. 2, (February 1995): 13.
Review of Calculating Visions: Kennedy, Johnson, and Civil Rights by Mark Stern, in The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 98(January 1994): 582-83.
Review of Essays on the Civil Rights Movement by John Dittmer, George Wright, and Marvin Dulaney, in Southwestern Historical Quarterly 98 (July 1994): 166-67.
“Blacks and the Vietnam War,” in James Olson, ed.,with Ernest Obadele Starks, The Vietnam War:Handbook of the Literature and Research (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993), pp. 319-334.
“The African American Educational Legacy in Beaumont, Texas: A Preliminary Analysis.” Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record 27 (1991): 56-76.
“Are HBCU’s Bastions of Black Nationalism?” National Honors Report 15 (Summer 1994): 2-4. Review of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson, in By Any Means Necessary! (October 1990). .