Journal of Negro Education
Edited byIvory A. Toldson
Publication details
History1932 to present
Howard University School of Education (United States)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Negro Educ.
ISSN0022-2984 (print)
2167-6437 (web)

The Journal of Negro Education is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Howard University, established in 1932[1] by Charles Henry Thompson,[2] who was its editor-in-chief for more than 30 years.[3] The journal's aim is to identify and define the problems that characterize the education of Black people in the United States and elsewhere, to provide a forum for analysis and solutions, and to serve as a vehicle for sharing statistics and research on a national basis. Ivory A. Toldson has served as editor-in-chief since 2008.

The journal lists three aims as its mission: first, to stimulate the collection and facilitate the dissemination of facts about the education of Black people; second, to present discussions involving critical appraisals of the proposals and practices relating to the education of Black people; and third, to stimulate and sponsor investigations of issues incident to the education of Black people.

Notable contributors in the fields of education, sociology, history, and other disciplines over the years have included Horace Mann Bond, Ralph J. Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, James P. Comer, W. E. B. Du Bois, E. Franklin Frazier, Edmund W. Gordon, Robert J. Havighurst, Dorothy Height, Dwight O. W. Holmes, Charles S. Johnson, Alain Locke, Thurgood Marshall, Benjamin E. Mays, James Nabrit, Jr., Dorothy B. Porter, and others.[3][third-party source needed]


  1. ^ "The Journal of Negro Education on JSTOR". Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  2. ^ Dennis Thompson; John D. Hogan; Philip M. Clark (2012). Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective. John Wiley & Sons. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-4051-6747-5.
  3. ^ a b "Mission and History", The Journal of Negro Education.