“The Transatlantic Slave Trade and National Reckonings: Remembering, Repressing, Repairing”

(A special themed issue of the International Journal of Africana Studies)

With 2025 representing the 130th anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its abolishing of slavery in the U.S., the International Journal of Africana Studies is inviting articles toward a special themed issue to capture this commemorative moment.

Focusing on multiple Black Atlantic national contexts, this special themed issue examines governmental and civil society responsiveness and resistance to efforts to reckon with legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Contributors to the volume will explore debates and institutional and policy directives in response to current battles within Africa, Europe, and the Americas over the contemporary public importance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade’s legacies.

Articles should be approximately 8,000-12,000 words, and must be received by November 1, 2024 to be considered for this special themed issue, which is tentatively scheduled for publication in June 2025. Advance notice of your intent to submit along with a brief description of your proposed article would very much be welcomed.

Submissions and correspondence can be sent to the special issue editors: Dr. R. Drew Smith, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, [email protected] and Dr. Bertis English, Alabama State University, [email protected].