Movies and Scholarly Journal Book Reviews, Poems, Children’s Books, Short Stories and Essays are my writing genres. My audience is readers of diversity literature. I remind you of this as I celebrate the ANNIVERSARY of my author’s website and blog.
I’m also updating the status of my short story Who Would Kill My Mother?, which I submitted to the Chicago Tribune ‘s Nelson Algren Literary Contest. The story was declined in July. (Ouch)
But the Winter/Spring 2018, The Journal of African American History, Volume 103, Number 1/2, published my book review of Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism by Sarah L. Silkey. You can find it in The Journal beginning on page 233.
The following is an excerpt from the review:
Wells celebrated the success of her transatlantic campaigns in her book a Red Record, published in 1895. In Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Transatlantic Activism, Silkey documents and assesses Wells’s contribution to the lynching debate that would continue well into the twentieth century and makes it clear that in the United States and Britain, Wells’s reporting and speeches on lynching shaped how the late nineteenth-century public, and twenty-first-century historians, understand and interpret lynching.
Note: The Journal of African American History is published by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of The Association For The Study of African American Life and History – ASALH. ASALH is holding it’s 103rd Annual Meeting and Conference October 3-7, 2018 in Indianapolis Marriott downtown. Theme: African Americans in Times of War.