By Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
A spouse to the Harlem Renaissance provides a finished number of unique essays that tackle the literature and tradition of the Harlem Renaissance from the top of global struggle I to the center of the 1930s.
- Represents the main accomplished insurance of topics and special new views at the Harlem Renaissance available
- Features unique contributions from either rising students of the Harlem Renaissance and verified educational “stars” within the field
- Offers a number of interdisciplinary positive factors, similar to the part on visible and expressive arts, that emphasize the collaborative nature of the era
- Includes “Spotlight Readings” that includes lesser recognized figures of the Harlem Renaissance and newly came upon or undervalued writings through canonical figures
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References Carroll, Anne. 2005. Word, Image, and the New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Colored American. 1837–41. New York. Crummell, Alexander. 1995a. ” In Civilization and Black Progress: Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on the South, ed. R. Oldfield, 195–99. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Orig. pub. 1897. Crummell, Alexander. 1995b. ” In Destiny and Race: Selected Writings, 1840–1989, ed. by Wilson Jeremiah Moses, 194–205.
On Sabbath, February 12, 1865; with an introduction by James McCune Smith, 17–68. M. Wilson. Smith, James McCune. 1926. ” In The Mind of the Negro as Reflected in Letters Written during the Crisis, 1800–1816, ed. by Carter G. Woodson, 270–80. Washington, DC: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Orig. pub. 1844. Smith, James McCune. 1984. ” In The Black Abolitionist Papers, ed. by George Carter and C. Peter Ripley. Microfilm edition, 17 reels. Reel 3: 0799. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.
The organizations’ membership was exclusively male and overlapped substantially. Their aims and activities were similar. Black men, they insisted, needed to “toil up the rugged ascent of the ‘Hill of Science,’ each bearing some mental tribute to the shrine of ‘Wisdom’s Temple,’ placed on its lofty summit” (May 2, 1840). To accomplish this goal, they hosted annual lecture series that covered a broad range of subjects—political and racial, literary and scientific, local and cosmopolitan. ” Anticipating Du Bois, early black leaders understood that literary character and political rights were inextricably linked.
A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson