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Edited Books

Clarke, John Henrik, ed. American Negro Short Stories. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 1966.

_____, ed. Black American Short Stories: One Hundred Years of the Best. 1993.

_____, ed. Black Families in the American Economy. Washington, DC: An E.C.C.A. Publication, Community Counselors Associates, 1975.

_____, ed. Dimensions of the Struggle against Apartheid: A Tribute to Paul Robeson: Proceedings of Special meeting of the Special Committee against Apartheid on the 80th anniversary of the birth of Paul Robeson, 10 April 1978. New York, NY: United Nations Centre Against Apartheid and the African Heritage Studies Association, 1979.

_____, ed. Harlem, A Community in Transition. Citadel Press, 1964.

___, ed. Harlem, U.S.A.: The Story of a City within a City. Edited with an introduction by John Henrik Clarke. 1964. 361p.

_____, ed. Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America. New York, NY: New American Library, 1970.

_____, ed. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1969.

_____, ed. Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa. 1974.

_____, ed. Pan-Africanism and the Liberation of Southern Africa: A Tribute to W.E.B. DuBois. New York, NY: United Nations Centre Against Apartheid and the African Heritage Studies Association, 1978.

_____, ed. William Styron's Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond. 1968.

Clarke, John Henrik and Vincent Harding, eds. Slave Trade and Slavery. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.

_____, eds. What's It All About? New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.

Clarke, John Henrik, et al, eds. Black Titan: W.E.B. DuBois: An Anthology by the editors of Freedomways: John Henrik Clarke, et al. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1970. 333p.

_____, et al, eds. Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1978.

Jackson, John G. Introduction to African Civilizations. Introduction and bibliographical notes by John Henrik Clarke. 1970. 384p.

Rogers, J.A. World's Great Men of Color. Vols. 1-2. Revised and updated with commentary. New York, NY: Collier-MacMillan, 1972.


Ben-Jochannan, Yosef and John Henrik Clarke. New Dimensions in African History: The London Lectures of Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan and Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1990.

Clarke, John Henrik. African People in World History. Philadelphia, PA: Black Classic Press, 1991.

_____. Africans at the Crossroads: Notes for an African World Revolution. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1991.

_____. Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism. Brooklyn, NY: A and B Books, 1992.

_____. The Early Years. As told to Barbara Eleanor Adams. Hampton, VA: United Brothers and Sisters Communication, 1992.

_____. Harlem, a Community in Transition. 1969.

_____. History and Culture of Africa. New York, NY: Aevac, Inc., Educational Publishers, 1969.

_____. The Lives of Great African Chiefs. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Courier Publishing Co., 1958.

_____. My Life in Search of Africa. Ithaca, NY: Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, 1994.

_____. Rebellion in Rhyme. Prairie City, IL: The Dicker Press, 1948. 105p.


_____. Africans away from Home. Washington, DC: Institute for Independent Education, 1988. 13p.

_____. Black Americans: Immigrants against their Will. 1974. 38p.

_____. Black-White Alliances: A Historical Perspective. Chicago: Institute of Positive Education, 1976.

_____. The End of the Age of Grandeur and the Beginning of the Slave Trade. New York, NY: New York University, Institute of Afro_American Affairs, 1981.

_____. The Image of Africa in the Mind of the Afro-American: African Identity in the Literature of Struggle. 1973. 32p.

_____. The State of the Race. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Chapter, The Pan-African Secretariat, 1980.

_____. Thoughts on the African World at Crossroads. Guyana, South America: N.E.R.A.C., Educational Pamphlet, 1980.


Clarke, John Henrik. "Africa in Early World History (long before Rome, continent had scientists, scholars, builders)." Ebony, 8/76, page 125+.

_____. "African American Historians and the Reclaiming of Black History." Excerpt. Words Work, vol 1, no. 4 (1992): 3-4.

_____. "American Scene." Crisis, 48 (January 1941): 29.

_____. "The Black Woman: A Figure in World History." Essence, (May 1971): 42-43.

_____. "In Our Image." Essence, vol. 20, no. 5 (September 1989): 159.

Journal articles by Prof. Clarke

Browne, Robert S. and John Henrik Clarke. "The American Negro's Impact." Africa Today, (Jan. 1967): 16-18.

_____. "African and the American Negro Press." Journal of Negro Education, (Winter 1961); 64-68.

Clarke, John Henrik. "Africa: New Approaches to an Old Continent." Freedomways, vol. 11, no. 2 (1971): 298-306.

_____. "African Cultural Continuity and Slave Revolts in the New World." Black Scholar, vol. 8, no. 1 (September 1976): 41-50.

_____. "African Cultural Continuity and Slave Revolts in the New World: Part Two--Conclusion." Black Scholar, vol. 8, no. 2 (October-November 1976): 2-10.

_____. "African Studies in the United States: An Afro-American View." Africa Today, (April-May 1969): 10-12.

_____. "Ancient Nigeria and the Western Sudan." Presence Africaine (English ed.), nos. 32-33 (1960): 11-18.

_____. "Bambata (of Southern Africa) a Zulu chief." In French. Presence Africaine, 1st quarter (1963): 175-181.

_____. "Black Power and Black History." Negro Digest, (February 1969): 35-44.

_____. "La celebration d'une veillee funebre dans la tribu ga du Ghana." Presence Africaine (December 1958-January 1959): 107-112.

_____. "The Fight to Reclaim African History." Negro Digest, (February 1970): 10.

_____. "The History of the Black Family (The Black Family in Historical Perspective)." Journal of Afro-American Issues, vol. 3, no. 3 and 4 (Summer/Fall 1975): 336-342.

_____. "The Impact of the African on the "New Rodl": a Reappraisal." Presence Africaine, 3rd quarter (1971): 3-16.

_____. "The Impact of the African on the New World: A Reappraisal." Black Scholar, (February 1973): 32-39.

_____. "Journey to the Sierra Maestra (in Cuba)." Freedomways (Spring 1961): 32-35.

_____. "Kwame Nkrumah: His Years in America." Black Scholar, vol. 6, no. 2 (October 1974): 9-17.

_____. "Kwame Nkrumah: the measure of the man." Presence Africaine, 1st quarter (1973): 140-147.

_____."Lerone Bennett: Social Historian." Freedomways, vol. 5 (fall 1965): 481-492.

_____. "Marcus Garvey: The Harlem Years." Black Scholar, vol. 5, no. 4 (December 1973/January 1974): 17-25.

_____. "The Meaning of Black History." Black World, vol. 20, no. 4 (February 1971): 27-36.

_____. "Morning Train to Ibadan (Nigeria)." Journal of Negro Education, vol. 31 (fall 1962): 527-530.

_____. "Neglected Dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance." Black World, vol. 20, no. 1 (November 1970): 118-129.

_____. "The New Afro-American Nationalism." Freedomways, (Fall 1961): 285-295.

_____. "Le Nigeria ancien et le Soudan occidental." Presence Africaine (June-September 1960): 187-193.

_____. "On 'the Cultural Unity of Africa'." Black World, vol. 24, no. 4 (February 1975): 12-28.

_____. "Pan-Africanism: A Brief History of an Idea in the African World." Presence Africaine, no. 145, 1st Quarter (1988): 25-56.

_____. "The Passing of Patrice Lumumba." Journal of Human Relations (Summer 1962): 383-393.

_____. "Revolt of the Angels. A Short Story." Freedomways, vol. 3 (Summer 1963): 355-40.

_____. "The Rise of Racism in the West." Black World, vol. 19, no. 12 (October 1970): 4-11.

_____. "A Search for Identity." Social Casework, vol. 51, no. 5 (May 1970): 259-264.

_____. "Third Class on the Blue Train to Kumasi (Ghana)." Phylon, vol. 23, 3rd quarter (Fall 1962): 294-301.

_____. "Tom Mboya: The World's Youngest Statesman." Journal of Human Relations (Autumn 1960): 58-66.

_____. "West Indian Partisans in the Fight for Freedom." Negro Digest, vol 15 (July 1966): 18-25.

Journal/Magazine articles about Prof. Clarke

"Gets one of 3 of Chicago's Kuumba Workshop's 3rd Annual Awards in 1974 given to those persons who have made significant contributions to Afrikan people." Black World (April 1975): 29-30.

"Received the Marcus Garvey Annual Lectureship award from the organizers of the 1st annual Conference on the State of the Race, Oct. 28-30, 1977 at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, Calif." Black Scholar (March 1978): 35-38.

"Writer and Lecturer. Biography." Negro History Bulletin (January 1960): 91-91.

Newspaper Articles by Prof. Clarke, arranged chronologically

"Famous African chiefs." Pittsburgh Courier, 9/7/57, page 4.

"Famous African chiefs." Pittsburgh Courier, 9/14/57, Magazine section, page 1.

"Famous African chiefs." Pittsburgh Courier, 9/21/57, page 14.

"Ja Ja of the Ibos, African chief." Pittsburgh Courier, 10/5/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"Ja Ja of the Ibos (conclusion)." Pittsburgh Courier, 10/12/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"Kwaja Dua III." Pittsburgh Courier, 10/19/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"African chiefs. Kwaja Dua III (continued)." Pittsburgh Courier, 10/26/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"African chiefs. Nana Sirofori Atta." Pittsburgh Courier, 11/2/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"African chiefs. Samory, the Mandingo" Pittsburgh Courier, 11/9/57, Magazine Section, page 6.

"Chaha of the Zulus." Pittsburgh Courier, 11/23/57, Magazine Section, page 6.

"Dingoan--Chaka's Successors." Pittsburgh Courier, 11/30/57, Magazine Section, page 3.

"Cetewago, nephew and disciple of Chaha." Pittsburgh Courier, 12/7/57, Magazine Section, page 6.

"Nobengala of the Matabele." Pittsburgh Courier, 12/14/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"Nobengala (continued)." Pittsburgh Courier, 12/21/57, Magazine Section, page 1.

"Moshedi of the Basutos." Pittsburgh Courier, 12/28/57, Magazine Section, page 6.

"Moshedi of the Basutos (part 2)." Pittsburgh Courier, 1/4/58, Magazine Section, page 6.

"Sechele of the Bakivaria." Pittsburgh Courier, 1/11/58, Magazine Section, page 7.

"The Black Empire. A Heritage Series (part 1)." NY Daily Challenge, 5/31/72, page 15.

"Bambati of the Zondi. Last of the Zulu rebel chiefs (part 2)." NY Daily Challenge, 6/1/72, page 16.

"The Black Empire Series. Patrice Lumumba." Daily Challenge, 1/4/73, page 12.

"Harlem: A brief history the world's most famous black community." Amsterdam News, Bicentennial issue, Summer 1976, Section B, page 9.

"From African grandeur to the slave trade (part 1)." Black American, 3/4-10/82, pages 20-21.

"Text of 3-27-82 statement by John Clarke on Schomburg Center." Amsterdam News, 4/17/82, page 23, column 1.

"Editorial on W. Wray's defense of hiring white man for Schomburg." Amsterdam News, 1/15/83, page 12, column 1.

"The Africans and the Conquest of Spain (part 1)." Black American, 10/27-11/2/83, page 24.

Newspaper Articles about Prof. Clarke, arranged chronologically

"Weds Eugenia A. Evans in Miami." NY Amsterdam News, 1/20/62, page 13.

"Honor writer on new book (Harlem: A Community in Transition)." NY Amsterdam News, 4/3/65, page 8.

"Honored by New York Support Committee of African Heritage Studies Association." Amterdam News, 10/19/74, Section A, page 15.

"Biographical note." National Scene, 8-9/75, page 10.

"Biography." Amsterdam News, Summer 1976, Bicentennial issue, Section B, page 9.

"Scholar and humanitarian. 62 years old." Bilalian News, 4/8/77, page 7.

"His column in NY Daily Challenge starts Monday, May 23, 1977" NY Daily Challenge, 5/12/77, page 1.

"John Henrik Clarke calls for new look at black history." Amsterdam News, 4/22/78, Section B, page 1, column 1.

"King Tut, teen ruler of Egypt was black, exhibit viewed." Amsterdam News, 12/16/78, Section A, page 1, column 2.

"John Henry Clark, black historian featured." Amsterdam News, 3/3/79, page 37, column 1.

"2nd in series on Black American Delegation visiting Libya." New Pittsburgh Courier, 10/6/79, Section 1, page 1, column 1.

"Hood column on John Clarke speech about Afro-American history." Michigan Chronicle, 2/21/81, Section A, page 7, column 3.

"Lte on 3-27-82 Clarke statement on Schomburg Center." Amsterdam News, 5/1/82, page 38, column 1.

"Lte on 1-15-83 editorial on the Schomburg Center." Amsterdam News, 2/19/83, page 12, column 2.

"Hunter College group sponsors tribute to historian, John Clarke." Amsterdam News, 10/1/83, page 36, column 1.

"Advises CIA joins "beat the Russians"s band--speech on Oct. 12, 1982 at the Harlem YMCA." Daily World, 11/12/82, page 9.

"Parents & activists criticize NYC Community School Board 17." Amsterdam News, 7/28/84, page 9, column 1.

"M. Gumbs says aide to his campaign opponent wrote 7-28-84 story." Amsterdam News, 8/4/84, page 9, column 1.

"Elizabeth Hood column on Black History Month." Michigan Chronicle, 2/23/85, Section A, page 6, column 4.

"Tabernacle Christian Academy and Institute for Independent Edcuation sponsor conference." Chicago Defender, 4/11/87, page 40, column 1.

"John Henrik Clarke speaks at Schomburg Center in New York about Marcus Garvey's Life." Amsterdam News, 8/22/87, page 15, column 1.

"Dr. John Henrik Clarke, historian and professor emeritus of African World History at Hunter College, spoke in Chicago about African American history and culture." Chicago Defender, 4/8/89, page 43, column 1.

"An editorial features black scholars John Henrik Clarke and Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan." Michigan Chronicle, 6/10/89, page 6, column 1.

"Conrad Worrill applauds the work of black historian John Henrik Clarke." Chicago Defender, 9/13/89, page 10, column 1.

"Conrad W. Worrill comments on the beliefs of John Henrik Clarke on the importance of the media in the struggle for black liberation." Chicago Defender, 11/8/89, page 12, column 1.

"Conrad W. Worrill discusses report by Hunter College professor John Henrik Clarke concerning the movement for the empowerment of the black media." Chicago Defender, 8/15/90, page 10, column 1.

"History professors John Henrik Clarke and George Simmonds agree with Leonard Jeffries' controversial speech about the Jews having a hand in the enslavement of Africans in the Western world." Amsterdam, 8/31/91, page 27, column 1.

"In the second of two articles, the teachings of John Henrik Clarke are examined. At a forum dealing with Christopher Columbus, he blasted Columbus for his misdeeds and his role in slavery." Amsterdam, 10/26/91, page 8, column 1.

"Conrad Worrill praises the recently released book "Notes for an African World Revolution: Africans at the Crossroads" by African-American scholar, writer and researcher John Henrik Clarke." Chicago Defender, 11/27/91, page 12, column 1.

"African historian John Henrik Clarke said that communism, the economic system that was claimed and touted by European intellectuals in the 19th century, came out of African societies, adding that 'Communism didn't fail; the communists failed.'" Amsterdam, 2/8/92, page 2, column 4.

"The day the KKK openly declared support for presidential GOP candidate Patrick Buchannan, Alfred Sharpton, a black candidate for the US Senate, won an endorsement from John Henrik Clarke, one of the most respected educators in the nation." Amsterdam, 3/7/92, page 1, column 1.

"John Henrik Clarke, the man who many consider the dean of black historians, told WLIB radio listeners the betrayal of all aspects of the African revolution lay with the leaders who failed to develop consistently independent values and urged people to develop a value system of their own." Amsterdam, 6/13/92, page 3, column 1.

"Scholars Yosef ben-Jochannan, Leonard Jeffries and John Henrik Clarke were honored on July 9, 1992 as three of America's greatest champions for the psychological and educational liberation of African people." Amsterdam, 7/11/92, page 5, column 1.

"More than a dozen prominent witnesses appeared before a subcommittee concerning African-American burial grounds, including New York City Mayor David Dinkins and Professor John Henrik Clarke." Amsterdam, 8/1/92, page 3, column 1.

"Historian John Henrik Clarke said he is glad remains of early Africans excavated from the African Burial Ground in New York City will be curated for four years at Howard University in Washington DC under the care of a host of anthropologists." Amsterdaml, 6/19/93, page 36, column 5.

"John Henrik Clarke and George Edward Tait assailed the evils of white supremacy during separate speeches in New York on Nov. 20, 1993." Amsterdam, 11/27/93, page 10, column 5.

"John Henrik Clarke and Yosef ben-Jochannan were honored at the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY in Nov. 1994." Amsterdam, 11/19/94, page 24, column 1.

"The role 80-year-old John Henrik Clarke, a retired history professor at the City University of New York, is playing in restructuring the education of black children is examined." Amsterdam, 2/11/95, page 10, column 1.

"The words of inspiration spoken by John Henrik Clarke during an engagement of the Global Black Experience at Harlem NY's Apollo Theater are recounted. Musical performances were part of the engagement, which was hosted by Imhotep Gary Byrd, but Clarke's words noting the achievements of such blacks as Adam Clayton Powell and Booker T. Washington, as well as criticism of Louis Farrakhan, drew a mixed response from the crowd." Amsterdam, 8/26/95, page 28, column 1.


"Interview by Helen Mendes." Black Caucus (Association of Black Social Workers) (Spring 1972): 12-14.

"We Need to Celebrate Our Survival." Interview with John Clarke. CORE Magazine, Bicentennial issue (1976): 12-15.


"Afro-American Search (speech at A.S.A. Eleventh Annual meeting, Los Angeles, Calif.)." Pan-African Journal, vol 1, no. 4 (fall 1968): 182-183.

"Beyond Pan-Africanism: an African World union." Black Books Bulletin, vol 2, no. 2 (fall1974): 10-17.

Who Betrayed the African World Revolution?: And Other Speeches. Kent, OH: Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University, 1994.

Book Reviews

"Reviews (in French and English) of Langston Hughes' First Book of Africa and N.R. Richardson's Liberia's Past and Present." Presence Africaine, vols. 34-35 (October 1960-January 1961): 238-244.

"Reviews African novels of Tutuola, Beti, Achebe." Pittsburgh Courier, 6/11/60, page 20.

"Reviews Books for the Bulletin." Negro History Bulletin (January 1957): 86.

"Reviews of 4 novels about Africa." Negro History Bulletin (October 1959): 18-19.

This bibliography has been prepared by the John Henrik Clarke Africana Studies Library (Cornell University)

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