Media Relations Manager
Washington, D.C., (April 13, 2006) – The Journal of Negro Education published by Howard University celebrates its 75th anniversary with a commemorative issue, which takes a historical look at a range of topics relevant to the education of Black people.
“This is no small achievement,” says Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert. “The Journal of Negro Education has been a key instrument in documenting our struggles in education. I am proud of all its accomplishments.”
The Journal, a scholarly refereed publication, is one of the oldest continuously published periodicals by and about people of color. It was the only publication that explored problems and issues that characterized the education of Blacks in the United States and around the world.
In the last 75 years, the Journal has played a pivotal activist role in key periods in American history including its keen documentation of the conditions of Black schools and colleges, while promoting desegregation. Many of the empirical studies used to argue Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and other desegregation cases were published in the JNE . For example, Howard Hale Long's 1935 yearbook article “Some Psychogenic Hazards of Segregated Education of Negroes.”
In early April, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosted a presidential session on the 75-year legacy of the Journal during its annual meeting in San Francisco to celebrate the publication’s commitment to groundbreaking research of topics pertinent to the education of African Americans.
The Journal of Negro Education is published quarterly and reaches close to 1,400 readers each issue, Widely disseminated, the JNE currently has subscribers in all 50 U.S. states as well as in Australia , Bermuda , Canada , England , France , Germany , India , Jamaica , Japan , New Zealand , Poland , Scotland , South Africa , Trinidad and Tobago , and the U.S.
Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, seven Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.Howard.edu.