When Africa Awakes: The "Inside Story" of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World
Diasporic Africa Press, 12 thg 8, 2017 - 274 trang
Virgin Islands-born, Harlem-based, Hubert H. Harrison's "When Africa Awakes: The "Inside Story" of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World" is a collection of over fifty articles that detail his pioneering theoretical, educational, and organizational role in the founding and development of the militant, World War I era "New Negro Movement." Harrison was a brilliant, class and race conscious, writer, educator, orator, editor, book reviewer, political activist, and radical internationalist who was described by J. A. Rogers as "perhaps the foremost Aframerican intellect of his time" and by A. Philip Randolph as "the father of Harlem Radicalism." He was a major radical influence on Randolph, Marcus Garvey, and a generation of "New Negro" activists. This new Diasporic Africa Press edition includes the complete text of Harrison's original 1920 volume; contains essays from publications Harrison edited in the 1917-1920 period including The Voice (the first newspaper of the "New Negro Movement"), The New Negro, and the Garvey movement's Negro World; and offers a new introduction, biographical sketch, and supplementary notes by Harrison's biographer, Jeffrey B. Perry.
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In the 1960s, however, there was a shift from that usage and today the word “Negro” is often replaced in the United States by “Black,” “African American,” “African-American,” “AfroAmerican,” ...
7 Labor and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph, referring to a period when Harlem was considered an international “Negro Mecca” and the “center of radical black thought,” described him as “the father of Harlem radicalism.
10 Considered the most class conscious of the race radicals and the most race conscious of the class radicals in those years, he is a key link in the two great trends of the Civil Rights/Black Liberation struggle – the labor and civil ...
... Harrison completed his first book, The Negro and the Nation, which was published in New York by the Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company headed by Barbados-born Orlando M. Thompson, a future Vice-President of the Black Star Line.
The original publication consists of nine chapters, some with introductions, comprising fifty-one articles, an opening “Introductory,” and a concluding “Epilogue” (his 1915 poem “The Black Man's Burden [A Reply to Rudyard Kipling]”).
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