Black History Through an African American Memoir

A Social History of the Negro, written by an African American, is one of the first books to include a chapter on a central topic of black history – black women. This book was long considered one of the classic African American memoirs. The powerful narrative form of the book as well as the topic are two of the reasons why this book has been so influential in the history of African American memoirs. This book is primarily a historical account of the social history of a country but Leontyne Price also includes a section on the history of African Americans in their own right. The argument of the book is that black women have played a vital role in African American history.

The cover of the day newspaper of June 17, 1930 featured a photograph of Leontyne Price dressed as a man with his suit on. Price had been in a restaurant when she noticed two men sitting at a table she assumed was theirs and from this discovery she decided to write her book.

The author’s time spent as a missionary to the Lakota Indian tribe in South Dakota must have served as a catalyst for her desire to delve into the history of African American women. However, Price did not want to simply repeat what had been said about them in the past.

One of the most important and essential concept that emerges from this book is the development of the black middle class. The rapid development of such a group is one of the most important developments of black history in its modern times. This was the first step towards equality and it was made possible because there were men who helped women to take charge of their lives. This development was the result of many years of struggle between African Americans and whites, though of course it was not as simple as the author makes it out to be.

This book would be incomplete without mentioning the part played by the Civil Rights Movement in the development of African American society. This book is very different from other books written about black history in the twentieth century. This book offers a fresh look at what went on behind the scenes and on the social front.

Price makes a strong case for the importance of black women in the development of a black community. Some of the interesting points brought out by Price include the role played by black women in the opening up of the opportunity for education. These are new avenues that allowed women to enter the mainstream of American society.

Another of the observations made by Price in this book is that the impact of the civil rights movement can still be seen today. In fact, many of the same struggles that were fought for in the 1960s are still being fought for today. The author refers to the great strides taken by African Americans in their own communities to make themselves heard by the mainstream of American society.

This work of scholarship is important in terms of social history and it must be read by everyone interested in social studies. The chapter on African American women is rich in history and reflection. Those interested in social justice should find this book useful.

The way that the women have struggled to gain recognition in white society is one of the most impressive chapters. It is one of the chapters that perhaps explains why this book is so well known.

The fact that it is the introduction to a second edition of the book doesn’t ignore its relevance. The book has kept its place in the history of social studies.