The Black experience in American covers approximately four centuries. Of that time only the last 150 years or so have been sufficiently free for African Americans to examine and define themselves as a culture, and to make judgments about the black experience and its meaning. Consequently, despite the mettlesome and protracted entanglements of the slavocracy that initially defined and conditioned the black experience, black intellectualism and scholarship are now sufficiently of age for self-examination and affirmation. The C. Eric Lincoln Series is designed to facilitate the effort to help the black experience know itself better, and to share what it knows in the common interest.
The series is no longer active and we are not seeking submissions.