One of the principal challenges for historians involves the interpretation and study of historical events and individuals through the prism of their current reality. African American History: From Colonization to Pan Africanism is a collection of articles that discuss the movements of colonization, abolitionism, and Pan-Africanism from a historiographical perspective of three twentieth century movements: Jim Crow, the civil rights movement, and the post civil rights era. This anthology shows readers how historians discussed these movements over time and illustrates how the perceptions of an event change, given the experiences of the author and the world in which he or she lives. Organized into three major sections, the articles include a variety of insightful primary documents and are arranged in chrological order according to their original publication date: - Part 1 - Colonization- Part 2 - Abolitionism- Part 3 - Pan-Africanism Ronald E. Goodwin completed his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, while serving on active duty in the US Air Force. After his horable discharge from the military, he completed graduate degrees in Urban Transportation Planning and Management (MS) and US History (MA) and is a PhD candidate. His current research interests include urban history, the impacts of planning decisions on neighborhood development, and the historical development of Texas' black community as seen through the Texas Slave Narratives.