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Generations in Black and white : photographs

Author: Carl Van Vechten; Rudolph P Byrd
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eighty-three photographs presenting W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, James Baldwin, and others, demonstrate Van Vechten's intent to enlighten white America about black culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Named Person: Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Van Vechten; Rudolph P Byrd
ISBN: 0820315583 9780820315584
OCLC Number: 27338730
Description: xxvii, 172 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Carl Van Vechten from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection ; edited by Rudolph P. Byrd.

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A portfolio of photographs celebrating African-American achievement. Seen as a patron of black writers and artists, Van Vechten took these photographs over the course of three decades. They include  Read more...

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"A visual and chronological history of the movers and shapers of the Harlem Renaissance. . . . A true history, and nonesuch other compilation exists."--"Quarterly Black Review of Books"

 
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