The New Negro

Written By Jeffrey C. Stewart
The New Negro
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 21 May 2022
  • ISBN : 019508957X
  • Pages : 932 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The New Negro written by Jeffrey C. Stewart which was release on 21 May 2022, this book published by Oxford University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 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. In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life, including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man. Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became -- in the process -- a New Negro himself.

The New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 932
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 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 ...

The New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Alain Locke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Total pages : 452
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Download or read online The New Negro written by Alain Locke, published by which was released on 1970. Get The New Negro Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Alain Locke

Alain Locke
  • Author : Christopher Buck
  • Publisher : Kalimat Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Alain Locke was one of the leading African American intellectuals of his day. Best known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance - the mastermind behind the explosion of black music, literature, and art during the 1920s and 1930s that centered in New York - he also pioneered calls for ...

The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance

The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance
  • Author : George Hutchinson,George Evelyn Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-14
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : The most comprehensive guide on the market to the key authors and works of the African American literary movement....

The New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Gene Andrew Jarrett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-28
  • Total pages : 591
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : When African American intellectuals announced the birth of the "New Negro" around the turn of the twentieth century, they were attempting through a bold act of renaming to change the way blacks were depicted and perceived in America. By challenging stereotypes of the Old Negro, and declaring that the New ...

Picturing the New Negro

Picturing the New Negro
  • Author : Caroline Goeser
  • Publisher : Culture America (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Chronicles the vibrant partnership between literary and visual African American artists that resulted in the image of the New Negro. In the process, demonstrates that commercial illustration represents the largest and, in some cases, most progressive body of visual art associated with the Harlem Renaissance....

Harlem Mecca of the New Negro

Harlem  Mecca of the New Negro
  • Author : Alain LeRoy Locke
  • Publisher : Black Classic Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 103
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : The contributors to this edition include W.E.B Du Bois, Arthur Schomburg, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen. Harlem Mecca is an indispensable aid toward gaining a better understanding of the Harlem Renaissance....

A History of the Harlem Renaissance

A History of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Author : Rachel Farebrother,Miriam Thaggert
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-04
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : The Harlem Renaissance was the most influential single movement in African American literary history. The movement laid the groundwork for subsequent African American literature, and had an enormous impact on later black literature world-wide. In its attention to a wide range of genres and forms – from the roman à clef and ...

The New Negro Aesthetic

The New Negro Aesthetic
  • Author : Alain Locke
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer edits a collection of Alain Locke's influential essays on the importance of the Black artist and the Black imagination A Penguin Classic For 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 ...

The Philosophy of Alain Locke

The Philosophy of Alain Locke
  • Author : Alain Locke
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 1991-02-05
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Discusses Locke's life and views and their impact on American philosophy, as well as his role in the Harlem Renaissance...

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Author : Leon Coleman
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 185
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : This book evaluates Carl Van Vechten's contribution to the Harlem Renaissance by presenting hitherto unexamined documentary evidence. The author draws on correspondence, manuscripts, personal memorabilia, and published materials to examine the origins and development of the period in the 1920s which was termed the "New Negro Renaissance." In the later ...

Harlem Is Nowhere

Harlem Is Nowhere
  • Author : Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Harlem Is Nowhere brilliantly captures the essence of Harlem at a crucial moment in the neighborhood's history. For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of ...

The New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Alain Locke
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-01-13
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : 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....

A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance

A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance
  • Author : Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-07-20
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance presents a comprehensive collection of original essays that address the literature and culture of the Harlem Renaissance from the end of World War I to the middle of the 1930s. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of themes and unique new perspectives on the Harlem ...

Double take

Double take
  • Author : Venetria K. Patton,Maureen Honey
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 619
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Brings together a comprehensive selection of texts from the Harlem Renaissance-a key period in the literary and cultural history of the United States. Offers a unique, balanced collection of writers--men and women, gay and straight, familiar and obscure. Arranged by author, rather than by genre, this anthology includes works from ...