The New Negro

Written By Jeffrey C. Stewart
The New Negro
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 October 2021
  • 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 19 October 2021, 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 : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1925
  • Total pages : 452
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Part I, The Negro renaissance: The New Negro; Negro Art and America; The Negro in American Literature; Negro Youth speaks; Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Music; The Negro digs up his Past; Part II, The New Negro in a New World: The Negro Pioneers; The New frontage on American Life; The New ...

Stony the Road

Stony the Road
  • Author : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : “Stony the Road presents a bracing alternative to Trump-era white nationalism. . . . In our current politics we recognize African-American history—the spot under our country’s rug where the terrorism and injustices of white supremacy are habitually swept. Stony the Road lifts the rug." —Nell Irvin Painter, New York Times Book ...

The Works of Alain Locke

The Works of Alain Locke
  • Author : Charles Molesworth
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-11
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : With the publication of The New Negro in 1925, Alain Locke introduced readers all over the U.S. to the vibrant world of African American thought. As an author, editor, and patron, Locke rightly earned the appellation "Godfather of the Harlem Renaissance." Yet, his intellectual contributions extend far beyond that single ...

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 New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Alain Locke
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-24
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : The New Negro (1925) is an anthology by Alain Locke. Expanded from a March issue of Survey Graphic magazine, The New Negro compiles writing from such figures as Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, and Locke himself. Recognized as a foundational text of the Harlem Renaissance, the collection ...

Alain L Locke

Alain L  Locke
  • Author : Leonard Harris,Charles Molesworth
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-02
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Alain L. Locke (1886-1954), in his famous 1925 anthology TheNew Negro, declared that “the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke had his finger directly on that pulse, promoting, influencing, and sparring with such figures as Langston Hughes, ...

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....

Rhapsodies in Black

Rhapsodies in Black
  • Author : Richard J. Powell,David A. Bailey,Hayward Gallery Staff,Hayward Gallery,Institute of International Visual Arts,Institute of International Visual Arts Staff,Corcoran Gallery of Art Staff
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : Explores the paintings, photographs, and performances significant to the Harlem Renaissance...

The New Negro

The New Negro
  • Author : Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Gene Andrew Jarrett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Total pages : 608
  • 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 ...

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 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 ...

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History
  • Author : Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Publisher : Main Street Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 406
  • ISBN : 019508957X
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Summary : A comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals, and social movements in African American history is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format...