About the Book

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present:From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

Edited by Paul Finkelman

The most extensive treatment of African American history into the twenty-first century.

Picking up where the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 leaves off, this encyclopedia focuses on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period. It traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.