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.
... reference to characteristics to be found in the West African Negroes from among whom the slaves for the Danish islands were originally drawn -- the locale extending from the Upper Gold Coast to the south-eastern limits of Nigeria.
His departure was fueled by Socialist Party practice and statements, including segregated locals in the South, the Party's failure to address the “Negro Question” at the 1912 Convention, and the white supremacist position taken on ...
19 The Liberty League responded to Woodrow Wilson's call to war to “Make the World Safe for Democracy” with a call to “Make the South Safe for Democracy.” Harrison emphasized that, in contrast to the NAACP, the Liberty League was not ...
In 1918, after he re-started the Voice, he worked on a daring, though unsuccessful, plan to bring that newspaper into the Deep South, the stronghold of white-supremacist reaction. The plan ran into difficulties, however, ...
... and sought to enfranchise “Negroes” in the South. The ICUL attempted “to do for the Negro the things which the Negro needs to.
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