The New Negro
  • Author : Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • Release Date : 21 May 2022
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 932
  • ISBN 13 : 9780195089578
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Book Description: 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
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 : Courier Dover Publications
Genre : Literary Collections
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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....

The New Negro Aesthetic

The New Negro Aesthetic

Author : Alain Locke
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Literary Collections
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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 Works of Alain Locke

The Works of Alain Locke

Author : Charles Molesworth
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Literary Collections
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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 ...

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Paul Robeson

Author : Paul Robeson Cultural Center,Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides a biographical portrait of the football player and Rutgers College graduate who became a world-renowned actor, singer, and motion picture star...

The Philosophy of Alain Locke

The Philosophy of Alain Locke

Author : Leonard Harris
Publisher : Temple University Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Important writings on cultural pluralism, value relativism, and critical relativism....

Alain L  Locke

Alain L Locke

Author : Leonard Harris,Charles Molesworth
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : History
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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, ...

A History of the Harlem Renaissance

A History of the Harlem Renaissance

Author : Rachel Farebrother,Miriam Thaggert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book presents original essays that explore the eclecticism of Harlem Renaissance literature and culture....

Voices from the Harlem Renaissance

Voices from the Harlem Renaissance

Author : Nathan Irvin Huggins,W E B Du Bois Professor of History and Director of the W E B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University Nathan Irvin Huggins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Genre : History
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Nathan Irvin Huggins showcases more than 120 selections from the political writings and arts of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring works by such greats as Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, and Gwendolyn Bennett, here is an extraordinary look at the remarkable outpouring of African-American literature and art during the 1920s....

The New Negro

The New Negro

Author : Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Gene Andrew Jarrett
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Literary Collections
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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 ...

Procession

Procession

Author : David Acton,Norman Lewis
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Genre : Art
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This beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanies the first major museum retrospective of the painter Norman Lewis (1909–1979). Lewis was the sole African American artist of his generation who became committed to issues of abstraction at the start of his career and continued to explore them over its entire trajectory. His art derived ...

Zorrie

Zorrie

Author : Laird Hunt
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Genre : Fiction
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Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award (Fiction) “A virtuosic portrait.” –New York Times Book Review “A tender, glowing novel.” –Anthony Doerr, Guardian, “Best Books of the Year” “Pages that are polished like jewels.” –Scott Simon, NPR, "Books We Love" "Lit from within.” -Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, “Best Fiction Books ...

Enter the New Negroes

Enter the New Negroes

Author : Martha Jane Nadell,Nadell
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : Social Science
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With the appearance of the urban, modern, diverse "New Negro" in the Harlem Renaissance, writers and critics began a vibrant debate on the nature of African-American identity, community, and history. Martha Jane Nadell offers an illuminating new perspective on the period and the decades immediately following it in a fascinating ...

Alain Locke

Alain Locke

Author : Christopher Buck
Publisher : Kalimat Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...