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The power of pride : stylemakers and rulebreakers of the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Carole Marks; Diana Edkins
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Harlem Renaissance was an electrifying period during which huge numbers of African Americans threw off the shackles of discrimination, exploitation, and poverty is the South and moved north. The Power of Pride is a visually spirited and intimate book full of photographs, letters, playbills, and drawings that capture the gaiety and excitement of the time. Moving from the brownstones of Striver's Row in Harlem to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Marks, Carole.
Power of pride.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)607390751
Online version:
Marks, Carole.
Power of pride.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)608172268
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Marks; Diana Edkins
ISBN: 0609600966 9780609600962
OCLC Number: 39875089
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Out of the South: Josephine Baker --
Walter White --
Zora Neale Hurston --
Home to Harlem: A'Lelea Walker --
James Weldon Johnson --
Ethel Waters --
Going to Chicago: Louis Armstrong --
Bessie Smith and Alberta Hunter --
Jessie Fauset and Nelia Larsen --
Washington, D.C., connections: Florence Mills --
Duke Ellington --
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson --
Paris: Société des amis des noirs: Carl Van Vechten --
Langston Hughes --
Dorothy West.
Responsibility: Carole Marks and Diana Edkins.
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"The Harlem Renaissance was an electrifying period during which huge numbers of African Americans threw off the shackles of discrimination, exploitation, and poverty is the South and moved north. The Power of Pride is a visually spirited and intimate book full of photographs, letters, playbills, and drawings that capture the gaiety and excitement of the time. Moving from the brownstones of Striver's Row in Harlem to the Negro Appreciation salons in Paris, the book focuses an seventeen Renalssance figures who exemplify the themes of race, fortitude, talent, and style, and whose strength of will and ability created a model for all those with dreams and aspirations emerging in the African-American community."--Jacket.

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