Research
INTELLECTUAL HISTORY PROJECT | ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Africana Criminal Justice Project supports two major research projects on crime and justice in the black experience, one focusing on intellectual history (using printed works), and the other on original oral history research. The projects are expected to expand our understanding of crime and justice in the black experience, including how historical and contemporary patterns of racialized criminal social control have impacted African American individuals, families, and communities. Rather than an inventory of inequality, we are especially looking to produce insight on how crime and justice are addressed and understood through the changing lens of the black experience, and how a new generation of outstanding leadership can be generated and sustained within communities impacted by mass criminalization and incarceration.




Center for Contemporary Black History | Columbia University