Seeking contributors for a new reference book, called African-American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. This authoritative but accessible 170,000-word resource will illuminate the history, evolution, and current state of African-American political and social activism, protest, and leadership in the United States from Frederick Douglass to Black Lives Matter, press in spring 2022.

The Politics, Government, and Contemporary Issues section of the ABC-CLIO publishing company commissioned the volume. For more than 60 years, ABC-CLIO has delivered award-winning collections of digital and print resources for secondary education, higher education, and public libraries. Their mission is to support educators and librarians in their work to foster 21st-century skills, independent critical thinking, and genuine exploration and understanding of the complex issues of our world—past, present, and future.

If you are interested in writing for this project, please email Dr. Angela Jones, editor, at jonesa[at] with your CV and list of areas of interest and expertise, and she will send a list of available entries. Entries vary from 500 words to 1,000 words. Once assigned an entry, Jones will provide contributors with a style sheet and deadline.

Contributors receive writing credit and eBook access to the published book. Thank you for your interest in this project.