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In this new book, Reiland Rabaka critically explores Du Bois's multidimensional legacy, lucidly introducing his main contributions in areas ranging from American sociology and critical race studies to black feminism and black Marxism.
Focusing on the contributions of civic reformers and political architects who arrived in New York in the early decades of the 20th century, this book explores the wide array of sweeping social reforms and radical racial demands first conceived of and planned in Harlem that transformed African Americans into self-aware U.S. citizens for the first time in history.
In this biography, chronological chapters follow Zora Neale Hurston's family, upbringing, education, influences, and her major works, and place these experiences within the context of American history.
A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro - the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness.
Hughes, more than any other black poet or writer, recorded faithfully the nuances of black life and its frustrations and was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.
During the mid-1930s, the Apollo Theater emerged as the premiere showcase for African American talent. Stars included Louis Armstrong, Noble Sissle, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Billy Holiday and Duke Ellington.
By the 1920s, Harlem was the largest African-American city in the nation. In 1923 Jean Toomer was the first to apply experimental literary techniques to African culture. In the late Twenties, a plethora of Southern writers' works were published.