Greek Americans – Black Americans
A Bibliography (in progress)

Early Twentieth Century – Nativism – Whiteness

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2004. “Forget the Past, Remember the Ancestors! Modernity, ‘Whiteness,’ American Hellenism, and the Politics of Memory in Early Greek America.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 21 (1): 25–71.

Gerontakis, Steven. 2012. AHEPA vs. the KKK: Greek-Americans on the Path to Whiteness. Senior Thesis. University of North Carolina at Asheville, North Carolina.

Karampetsos, E.D. 1998. “Nativism in Nevada: Greek Immigrants in White Pine County.” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 24 (1): 61–95.

Papanikolas, Z. Helen. 1987. Emily-George [«Αιμιλία-Γεώργιος»]. University of Utah Press. [references to an immigrant woman’s subjective experience of KKK]

Scofield, James. 1997. “Forgotten History: The Klan vs. Americans of Hellenic Heritage in an era of Hate.” Congressional Record 1 (154), November 6. Accessed July 5, 2020. [LINK].

Civil Rights – White Ethnicity – Whiteness Studies (1950s–)

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2013. “White Ethnicity: A Reappraisal.” Italian American Review 3 (2): 99–128. Summer.

----------. 2009. Contours of White Ethnicity: Popular Ethnography and the Making of Usable Pasts in Greek America , Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

Danopoulos, Constantine P. and Anna Karpathakis. 2015. “Racial and Ethnic Attitudes and Individual Relatedness Among Greek-Americans.” New Balkan Politics.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. 2002. Middlesex. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Georgakas, Dan. 2006. My Detroit: Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City. New York City: Pella Publishing Company.

Grammenos, Athanasios. 2016. “The African American Civil Rights Movement and Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America.” Journal of Religion and Society 18: 1–19.

----------. 2016. “The African American Civil Rights Movement and Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America.” Journal of Religion and Society 18 (2016): 1­–19.

----------. 2018. Orthodox American: Archbishop of North and South America Iakovos in Greek-American Relations (1959-1996). [«Ορθόδοξος Αμερικανός. Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Βορείου και Νοτίου Αμερικής Ιάκωβος στις ελληνοαμερικανικές σχέσεις (1959­-1996)»]. Επίκεντρο. [Language: Greek (with extensive English summary)].

Karanikas, Marianthe. 2001–2002. “Searching for Osprey.” MondoGreco, Special Issue: Writing the Greek-American Experience 6/7: 232–39.

Liontas, Annie. 2015. Let Me Explain You. New York: Scribner. (references to interracial dating)

Lipsitz, George. 1993. “Introduction. Creating Dangerously: The Blues Life of Johnny Otis.” In Upside Your Head! Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue, xvii–xxxv. Wesleyan University Press.

Lipsitz, George. 2007. “How Johnny Veliotis Became Johnny Otis.” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 33(1&2): 81–104.

Lipsitz, George. 2010. Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story. University of Minnesota Press.

Otis, Johnny. 1993. Upside Your Head! Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue. Wesleyan University Press.

Pelecanos, George. 2008. The Turnaround. Little, Brown and Company.
(for a review see, LINK)

Petrakis, Harry Mark. 2001/2002. “A Tale of Color.” MondoGreco, A Double Issue, Writing the Greek-American Experience, 6/7: 40–46. [For commentary see, LINK].

Petropoulos, Nicholas P. 1973. Social Mobility, Status Inconsistency, Ethnic Marginality, and the Attitudes of Greek Americans towards Jews and Blacks . Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky.

----------. 1978. “The ‘White Ethnic Racism’ Thesis: Application to Greek Americans.” The Greek Review of Social Research no 2: 90–102.

Black Lives Matter (2000–)

Akaras, Andreas. 2018. “When Philotimo Stood With African-Americans.” The National Herald, February 14, 2013. Accessed March 25. [LINK].

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2020. “Fear Then, Action Now: A Response to ‘Full and Understanding Support.’” Public Orthodoxy, July 27. Accessed July 27, 2020. [LINK].

----------. 2020. “Greek Americans, Black Americans: Toward Greek American Citizenship.” The Pappas Post, June 15. Accessed July 15, 2020. [LINK].

----------. 2018. “Do the Right Thing: Identities as Citizenship in U.S. Orthodox Christianity and Greek America.” November 18. Accessed July 27, 2020. [LINK].

Demacopoulos, George, and Aristotle Papanikolaou. 2020. “Orthodox Christianity, Systemic Racism, and the Wrong Side of History.” Public Orthodoxy, June 4. Accessed July 5, 2020. [LINK]

Papafrangou, Apollo. 2016. “May We Get There With You: On Oakland, MLK, and Greek Allies.” January 19. Accessed July 5, 2020. [LINK].

Papanikolaou, Aristotle. 2018. “Racism: An Orthodox Perspective.” Public Orthodoxy, January 18. Accessed March 5, 2018. [LINK].

Piperis Nikolaos and Stavros Piperis. 2020. “‘Full and Understanding Support’: A Response to ‘The Wrong Side of History,.” Public Orthodoxy, June 24. Accessed July 2, 2020. [LINK]

Rhombotis, Demetrios. 2018. “Black History Month and the Greeks.” Greek Reporter USA, February 18, 2014. Accessed March 15, 2020. [LINK].

In Greek

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος. 2000. «‘Σπουδές λευκότητας’ στην Αμερική. Θεωρία και πολιτική». Ο Πολίτης 72: 33–38.

----------. 2013. «Η ιστορία ενός διαφυλετικού γάμου». Νέα Διασπορά, [LINK] [πρόσβαση 1 Ιανουαρίου 2020]

----------. 2020. «Black Lives Matter: Ελληνοαμερικανικές τοποθετήσεις, διεθνικές κατευθύνσεις». Σύγχρονα Θέματα [Φθινόπωρο 2020].

Γραμμένος, Αθανάσιος. 2018. «Ορθόδοξος Αμερικανός. Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Βορείου και Νοτίου Αμερικής Ιάκωβος στις ελληνοαμερικανικές σχέσεις (1959­-1996)». Επίκεντρο. (with extensive English summary).

Δημακόπουλος, Γιώργος και Αριστοτέλης Παπανικολάου. 2020. «Συστημικός ρατσισμός και η λάθος πλευρά της ιστορίας». Δημόσια Ορθοδοξία, 4 Ιουνίου, [LINK] (πρόσβαση, 24 Ιουνίου, 2020).

Παπανικολάου, Αριστοτέλης. 2018. «Ρατσισμός: Μια Ορθόδοξη άποψη». Δημόσια Ορθοδοξία, February 12, [LINK] (πρόσβαση, 24 Ιουνίου, 2018).

Πιπέρης Νικόλαος, και Σταύρος Πιπέρης. 2020. «‘Πλήρης και Απόλυτη Στήριξη.’ Απάντηση στο Κείμενο για την ‘Λάθος Πλευρά της Ιστορίας’». Δημόσ ια Ορθοδοξία, 24 Ιουνίου, [LINK] (πρόσβαση, 24 Ιουνίου, 2020).

Compiled by Yiorgos Anagnostou