Call for Papers 2014 National Black History Theme: Civil Rights in America
The revolutionary Thomas Paine held that "civil rights are those
which appertain to man in right of his being a member of society." From
the beginning of our Republic, free people of African descent have seen
themselves as citizens, members of society, and therefore due equal
rights. From the nation's origins, Americans believed that religion
should not be a basis for abridging a citizen's rights, but very few
believed color should be treated similarly. And gender and sexual
orientation were not even open for discussion. The resulting struggles
over civil rights have remade our nation for more than two centuries. Read more.
All participants must be members by May 1st and registered by
August 1st. There are no refunds for membership dues and none for
registration fees after August 20th, 2014. Early Bird Panels-those
received by March 31st-and accepted for the program will receive
preference in selecting the day and time of their sessions. May 31st is
the deadline for all proposals. Proposals must be submitted electronically on the
All-Academic website. While
individual papers will be accepted, please note that all papers and
presentations will be grouped together and formed into
multi-presentation sessions (with rare, pre-approved exceptions).
Moreover, a decided preference will be given to complete panels. Please
refer to the FAQ page for what constitutes a complete panel.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
has selected this theme to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964
Civil Rights Act, and we invite all Americans and the global community
to join us in exploring the history of equal rights for all.