Exploring Black Experiences

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Exploring Black Experiences

By Ideas Editor

First proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent University in 1969, Black History Month, celebrated annually in February in the US, is an opportunity to celebrate Black voices, achievements, and to and reflect on the central role of African Americans throughout US history. Princeton University Press is proud to publish books that engage with serious issues and ideas relating to Black experiences. Check out our recommended reading, and throughout the month, visit this space for Ideas pieces by Nicholas Buccola, Christopher Tomlins, Chryl Laird, Nadia Nurhussein, and others. 

The Obama Portraits

The Obama Portraits


The Fire is Upon Us

The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America


Steadfast Democrats

Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior


In the Matter of Nat Turner

In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History





Committed to Memory

Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon


Between Worlds

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor


Deep Roots

Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics


Black Land

Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America


The Lonliness of the Black Republican

The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power


The Spectre of Race

The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy


I Hear My People Singing

I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton