Black History Month 2021

Starting February 1st, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History will hold their Black History Month Festival. Temple University Press is a proud sponsor of the event and have highlighted Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair: Nigrescence and Eudaimonia, by William E. Cross Jr.; Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces, by Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo; as well as the titles below. 

Take 30% off these and our African American Studies and Understanding Racism titles by using promo code TBHM2021 through 3/31/2021.

Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

Now in Paperback—the first biography of arguably the greatest catcher in the Negro Leagues

Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair

On Blackness, identity formation, and the deconstruction of the deficit perspective on Black life

Civic Intimacies

Mapping the political and personal stakes of Black queer lives in Baltimore

Do Right by Me

Invites readers into a conversation on how best to raise black children in white families and white communities Read an interview with the authors

God Is Change

Exploring Octavia Butler’s religious imagination and its potential for healing and liberation

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

The Man-Not

Introduces the conceptual foundations for Black Male Studies, going beyond gender theories that cast the Black Male as a pathological aspiring patriarch

Mediating America

How black and Irish journalists in the Gilded Age used newspapers to shape and constrain the struggle for American belonging

Tasting Freedom

The life and times of the extraordinary Octavius Catto, and the first civil rights movement in America