Description based upon print version of record.; Widely regarded as the key text of the Harlem Renaissance, this landmark anthology of fiction, poetry, essays, drama, music, and illustration includes contributions by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, and other luminaries.; Intro -- Blank Page
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Description based upon print version of record.; A portrait of the vibrant world of 1920s Harlem, with writings by Langston Hughes, W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Walter White, and more. The Harlem Renaissance was a landmark period in African American history—a time when black poets, musicians, intellectuals, civil rights activists, and others changed the social and cultural landscape in enduring ways. Its influence went far beyond the confines of uptown New York City, as it incorporated voices from the Great Migration, in which African Americans moved north in vast numbers; and elevated artists and thinkers who would become iconic figures in not only Black history, but also American history. Now considered the definitive work of the Harlem Renaissance, The New Negro features fiction, poetry, and essays that shaped the era. “A book of unusual interest and value.” —The New York Times “[Locke was] the godfather of the Harlem Renaissance.” —Publishers Weekly “Alain Locke is a critical—and complex—figure in any discussion of African-American intellectual history.” —Kirkus Reviews; Part I : The Negro renaissance -- The new Negro / Alain Locke -- Negro art and America / Albert C. Barnes -- The Negro in American literature / William Stanley Braithwaite -- Negro youth speaks / Alain Locke -- Fiction -- The city of refuge / Rudolph Fisher -- Vestiges / Rudolph Fisher -- Fog / John Matheus -- Carma, from Cane / Jean Toomer -- Fern, from Cane / Jean Toomer -- Spunk / Zora Neale Hurston -- Sahdji / Bruce Nugent -- The palm porch / Eric Walrond -- Poems -- Poems / Countee Cullen -- Poems / Claude McKay -- Poems / Jean Toomer -- The creation / James Weldon Johnson -- Poems / Langston Hughes -- The day-breakers / Arna Bontemps -- Poems / Georgia Johnson -- Lady, lady / Anne Spencer -- The black finger / Angelina Grimke -- Enchantment / Lewis Alexander -- Drama -- The drama of Negro life / Mongomery Gregory -- The gift of laughter / Jessie Fauset -- Compromise (a folk play) / Willis Richardson -- Music; The Negro spirituals / Alain Locke -- Negro dancers / Claude McKay -- Jazz at home / J.A. Rogers -- Song / Gwendolyn B. Bennett -- Jazzonia / Langston Hughes -- Nude young dancer / Langston Hughes -- The Negro digs up his past / Arthur A. Schomburg -- American Negro folk literature / Arthur Huff Fauset -- T'appin / Told by Cugo Lewis -- B'rer rabbit fools buzzard / Countee Cullen -- The legacy of the ancestral arts / Alain Locke -- Part II : The new Negro in a new world -- The Negro pioneers / Paul U. Kellogg -- The new frontage on American life / Charles S. Johnson -- The road / Helene Johnson -- The new scene -- Harlem : the culture capital / James Weldon Johnson; Howard : the national Negro university / Kelly Miller -- Hampton-Tuskegee : missioners of the masses / Robert R. Moton -- Durham : capital of the black middle class / E. Franklin Frazier -- Gift of the black tropics / W.A. Domingo -- The Negro and the American tradition -- The Negro's Americanism / Melville J. Herskovits -- The paradox of color / Walter White -- The task of Negro womanhood / Elsie Johnson McDougald -- Worlds of color : the Negro mind reaches out / W.E.B. DuBois.
Locke, Alain LeRoy <1886-1954> - Philosophie.; Philosophie américaine - 20e siècle.; Harlem Renaissance.; Locke, Alain, 1885-1954--Philosophy.; African American philosophy.; Harlem Renaissance.; Philosophy, American--20th century.; Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century.
This collection of essays by American philosopher Alain Locke (1885-1954) makes readily available for the first time his important writings on cultural pluralism, value relativism, and critical relativism. As a black philosopher early in this century, Locke was a pioneer: having earned both undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Harvard, he was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, studied at the University of Berlin, and chaired the Philosophy Department at Howard University for almost four decades. He was perhaps best known as a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Locke's works in philosophy-many previously unpublished-conceptually frame the Harlem Renaissance and New Negro movement and provide an Afro-American critique of pragmatism and value absolutism, and also offer a view of identity, communicative competency, and contextualism. In addition, his major works on the nature of race, race relations, and the role of race-conscious literature are presented to demonstrate the application of his philosophy. Locke's commentaries on the major philosophers of his day.; Rendering the text / Leonard Harris -- I : Epistemological foundations -- Values and imperatives -- Pluralism and intellectual democracy -- Cultural relativism and ideological peace -- A functional view of value ultimates -- Pluralism and ideological peace -- Good reading -- Value -- II : Valuation : commentaries and reviews -- The orientation of hope -- Unity through diversity -- Santayana -- Moral imperatives for world order -- Philosophy alive -- Values that matter -- III : Identity and plurality -- The problem of race classification -- The ethics of culture -- The concept of race as applied to social culture -- The contribution of race to culture -- Who and what is "Negro"? -- Frontiers of culture -- IV : Identity and education -- Negro education bids for par -- Negro needs as adult education opportunities -- The need for a new organon in education -- An interpretation -- Rendering the subtext : subterranean deconstructive project / Leonard Harris.
viii, 359 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
African American.; African Americans.; Black race.; Race relations.; Black people.; United States--Race relations.; Race Relations; Blacks; African Americans
Edited by Donald Young.; Includes contributions by Herbert Adolphus Miller, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, et al.; Woodcut frontispiece, "A Lackawanna steel mill" by J.L. Wells.; Part I. Race relations -- Race and class parallelism / Herbert Adolphus Miller -- Race relations in the United States / W.E. Burghardt Du Bois -- The bases of race prejudice / Robert E. Park -- Part II. The negro as an element in the population of the United States -- Self-respect as a factor in racial advancement / H.M. Bond -- The Negro in the United States, a statistical statement / Charles Luther Fry -- The American mulatto / E.B. Reuter -- The Negro family / E. Franklin Frazier -- The Negro criminal, a statistical note / Thorsten Sellin -- Feebleminded and pauper Negroes in public institutions / Niles Carpenter -- The health of the Negro / Louis I. Dublin -- Tuberculosis and the Negro / H.M.R. Landis -- Part III. The legal status of the negro -- Legal aspects of the Negro problem / James Weldon Johnson and Herbert Seligmann -- Government and the Negro / Kelly Miller -- Residential segregation in American cities / Ernest W. Burgess -- Part IV. The economic achievement of the negro -- The progress of the American Negro in slavery / Roy F. Nichols -- Industrial training for the Negro / James E. Gregg -- The changing economic status of the Negro / Charles S. Johnson -- The Negro in business and the professions / Monroe N. Work -- The Negro in the New South / Will W. Alexander -- Part V. The mental ability and achievement of the Negro -- Early African culture as an indication of present Negro potentialities / Leo Frobenius -- The mental status of the Negro / Morris S. Viteles -- Methods of investigating comparative abilities in races / Joseph Peterson -- The musical ability of the Negro / Yale Nathanson -- Three new approaches to the study of Negro music / Carl E. Seashore -- The educational achievements of Negro children / Charles J. Thompson -- Common schools for Negroes in the South / N.C. Newbold -- Negroes in the public elementary schools of the North / E. George Payne -- The Negro's contribution to American art and literature / Alain Locke -- The Negro press / Eugene Gordon -- Part VI. Organizations for social betterment -- Organized Negro effort for racial progress / R.R. Moton -- The church and Negro progress / George E. Haynes -- Recreational facilities for the Negro / Forrester B. Washington -- The work of the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations with Negro youth / C.H. Tobias -- Social work among Negroes / Eugene Kinckle Joness -- Health measures as they relate to the Negro race / F.O. Nichols -- Part VII. Race relations in other lands -- Black and White in South Africa / Raymond Leslie Buell -- The Negro in relation to other races in Latin America / L.L. and J.S. Bernard -- Black and White in certain parts of West Africa / Isaac Fisher -- The color line in Europe / Walter White.
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Unabridged.; Title from container.; This anthology of classic poems, essays, and fiction from influential African American writers is considered to be the definitive text on the Harlem Renaissance.
African Americans--Intellectual life--20th century.; African American arts.; American literature--African American authors--History and criticism.; African Americans--Race identity.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer edits a collection of Alain Locke's influential essays on the importance of the Black artist and the Black imaginationA Penguin ClassicFor months, the philosopher Alain Locke wrestled with the idea of the Negro as America's most vexing problem. He asked how shall Negroes think of themselves as he considered the new crop of poets, novelists, and short story writers who, in 1924, wrote about their experiences as Black people in America. He did not want to frame Harlem and Black writing as yet another protest against racism, nor did he want to focus on the sociological perspective on the "Negro problem" and Harlem as a site of crime, poverty, and dysfunction. He wanted to find new language and a new way for Black people to think of themselves. The essays and articles collected in this volume, by Locke's Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, are the result of that new attitude and the struggle to instill the New Negro aesthetics, as Stewart calls it here, into the mind of the twentieth century. To be a New Negro poet, novelist, actor, musician, dancer, or filmmaker was to commit oneself to an arc of self-discovery of what and who the Negro was--would be--without fear that one would disappoint the white or Black bystander. In committing to that path, Locke asserted, one would uncover a "being-in-the-world" that was rich and bountiful in its creative possibilities, if Black people could turn off the noise of racism and see themselves for who they really are: a world of creative people who have transformed, powerfully and perpetually, the culture of wherever history or social forces landed them
FICTION: Short Story. Fern / Jean Toomer -- The Goophered Grapevine / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- The Yellow One / Eric Walrond -- Blades of Steel / Rudolph Fisher. -- Novel. The Fire in the Flint / Walter White -- The Dark Princess / W.E.B. Du Bois -- There is Confusion / Jessie Fauset -- The Blacker the Berry / Wallace Thurman -- Quicksand / Nella Larsen -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- Walls of Jericho / Rudolph Fisher.; DRAMA: Plumes / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- Cruiter / Jonathan Matheus.; POETRY: Imagination / Phyllis Wheatley -- Rape of Florida / Albert A. Whitman -- Poem addressed to women / Frances E. Harper -- The progress of liberty / James Madison Bell -- The band of Gideon / Joseph S. Cotter, Jr. -- At the closed gate of justice / James D. Corrothers -- Robert Gould Shaw ; Ode to Ethiopia ; When Malindy sings / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The new day / Fenton Johnson -- I want to die while you love me / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- For the candle light / Angelina Weld Grimke -- To you who ready my book ; To John Keats, poet, at springtime ; Heritage ; To a brown girl ; To a brown boy ; Tableau ; In memory of Colonel Charles Young / Countee Cullen -- Scintilla / William Stanley Braithwaite -- The creation, a negro sermon / James Weldon Johnson -- Georgia dusk ; Song of the son / Jean Toomer -- If we must die ; The Harlem dancer ; Spring in New Hampshire ; The lynching / Claude McKay -- La vie c'est la vie / Jessie Fauset -- The dark brother / Lewis Alexander -- Nigger, a chant for children / Frank Horne -- To a dark girl / Gwendolyn B. Bennett -- Long gone / Sterling A. Brown -- I, too ; Song for a dark girl ; Mulatto ; Weary blues / Langston Hughes.; SPIRITUALS: Swing Low Sweet Chariot -- Go Down Moses -- All Gods Chillun Got Wings -- Deres No Hidin Place Down Dere -- Deep River.; LABOR SONGS: Work Song -- Water Boy -- Casey Jones -- John Henry -- Rain or Shine.; ESSAYS: Literary. The Negro in American Fiction / Benjamin Brawley -- The Negro in American Culture / Alain Locke -- Negros Gift to American Music / Clarence Cameron White. Historical. The Freedmans Bureau / W.E.B. Du Bois -- The Negro Digs Up His Past / Arthur A. Schomburg -- Sociological. The Negro Migration / Charles S. Johnson -- The Negro and the New Economic Life / Abram L. Harris -- Organized Labor and the Negro / Charles Wesley -- The Disgrace of Democracy / Kelly Miller -- La Bourgeoisie Noire / E. Franklin Frazier -- I Investigate Lynchings / Walter White -- Our Greatest Gift to America / George S. Schuyler -- Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship / Carter G. Woodson -- Dominant Forces in Race Relations / Thomas Dabney.; AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Autobiography / Frederick Douglass -- Up from Slavery / Booker T. Washington -- The Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man / James Weldon Johnson.
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