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Speech & power : the African-American essay and its cultural content, from polemics to pulpit

Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher: Hopewell, NJ : Ecco Press, ©1992-1993.
Series: Dark tower series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lyn Early
ISBN: 0880013338 9780880013338 0880012641 9780880012645
OCLC Number: 22509298
Description: 2 v. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1 contents: --
Introduction: Gnostic or Gnomic? / Gerald Early --
Pt. I. On Being Black --
On Being Black / W. E. B. Du Bois --
On Being Black / Eric D. Walrond --
Black Pride / Kimbal (Stroud) Goffman --
On Being Black: The Burden of Race and Class / Manning Marable --
Being Black and Feeling Blue: Black Hesitation on the Brink / Shelby Steele --
Pt. II. Harlem, USA --
Hubert H. Harrison: Philosopher of Harlem / William Pickens --
The New Politics for the New Negro and A Negro for President / Hubert H. Harrison --
The New Negro Faces America and The Black City / Eric D. Walrond --
The Black and Tan Cabaret--America's Most Democratic Institution and Bobbed Hair / Chandler Owen --
The Making of Harlem / James Weldon Johnson --
Negro Life in New York's Harlem / Wallace Thurman --
Down Under in Harlem / Langston Hughes --
The Harlem Renaissance / Arna Bontemps --
The Harlem Ghetto / James Baldwin --
Pt. III. On Being Subversive --
Why I Am a Communist / Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. --
My Adventures as a Social Poet / Langston Hughes --
The Negro and the Communists / Walter White --
Pt. IV. The Numbers Runner --
The Numbers Writer: A Portrait / Julian Mayfield --
The Poor Pay More, Even for Their Dreams / Etheridge Knight --
Pt. V. Boxing --
High Tide in Harlem: Joe Louis as a Symbol of Freedom / Richard Wright --
A Study of the Black Fighter / Nathan Hare --
In Defense of Cassius Clay / Floyd Patterson --
Black Heavies / Jervis Anderson --
Uncle Rufus Raps on the Squared Circle / Larry Neal --
The Black Intellectual and the Sport of Prizefighting / Gerald Early --
Bitter Sweet Twilight for Sugar / Ralph Wiley --
Pt. VI. Portraits, Volume 1 --
Paul Laurence Dunbar and Susan B. Anthony, the Abolitionist / Mary Church Terrell --
Henry Ossawa Tanner / Jessie Redmon Fauset --
Madam C. J. Walker: Pioneer Big Business Woman of America / George S. Schuyler --
Pt. VII. Portraits, Volume 2 --
Boy Meets King (Louis Armstrong) / Rex Stewart --
"Jelly Roll" Morton (1885?-1941): Portrait of a Jazz Giant / Sterling A. Brown --
The Charlie Christian Story / Ralph Ellison --
Restoring the Perspective: Robert Hayden's "The Dream" / Gayl Jones --
Pt. VIII. Portraits, Volume 3 --
Ethel Waters / William Gardner Smith --
Richard Wright's Complexes and Black Writing Today / Cecil Brown --
Songs of a Racial Self: On Sterling A. Brown / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Trickster Tales / Darryl Pinckney --
Novelist Alice Walker: Telling the Black Woman's Story / David Bradley --
Pt. IX. Portraits, Volume 4 --
A. Philip Randolph / Bayard Rustin --
Cicely Tyson: Reflections on a Lone Black Rose / Maya Angelou --
Glamour Boy / Roi Ottley --
Acknowledgments --
Vol. 2 contents: --
Introduction: Dispersion, Dilation, Delation / Gerald Early --
Part I: The Arts, Blacks in the Arts, The Black American Artist and His Audience --
The comic side of trouble / Bert Williams --
The negro artist and modern art / Romare Bearden --
City plowman / Jean Toomer --
'Gone With the Wind' is more dangerous than 'Birth of a Nation' / Melvin B. Tolson --
Art and life / N. Elizabeth Prophet --
Where are the films about real black men and women? / Ellen Holly --
Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit': Musical and social consciousness / Angela Y. Davis --
Who says black folks could sing and dance? Dance black America, Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 21-24, 1983 / Ntozake Shange --
What 'Jazz' means to me / Max Roach --
The ethos of the Blues / Larry Neal --
On Afro-American popular music: From bebop to rap / Cornel West --
The American negro's new comedy act / Louis E. Lomax --
Part II: The Black Writer --
The negro-art hokum / George S. Schuyler --
The negro artist and the racial mountain / Langston Hughes --
The dilemma of the negro author / James Weldon Johnson --
Negro poets and their poetry and Negro artists and the negro / Wallace Thurman --
Our literary audience / Sterling A. Brown --
The negro writer: Pitfalls and compensations / William Gardner Smith --
The negro writer and his roots: Toward a new Romanticism / Lorraine Hansberry --
Cultural strangulation: Black literature and the white aesthetic / Addison Gayle, Jr. --
Necessary distance: Afterthoughts on becoming a writer / Clarence Major --
On becoming an American writer / James Alan McPherson --
Philosophy and black fiction / Charles Johnson --
Black Critic / Haki R. Madhubuti --
Part III: Cultural and Political Essays --
The dark races of the twentieth century / Pauline E. Hopkins --
Self-determining Haiti / James Weldon Johnson --
The Virgin Islands and Senator Willis (Ohio) and the Virgin Islands, and Congress and the Virgin Islands / Casper Holstein --
Woman's most serious problem and The negro woman and the ballot / Alice Dunbar-Nelson --
Nordic education and the negro: A curse or a boon? (A personal reflection) / E. Frederick Morrow --
The mind of the American negro / E. Franklin Frazier --
The ebony flute / Gwendolyn Bennett --
The dark tower / Countee Cullen --
Once more the Germans face black troops / Claude McKay --
A reply to my critics / A. Philip Randolph --
Our white folks / George S. Schuyler --
Negroes without self-pity and The rise of the begging joints / Zora Neale Hurston --
Negro martyrs are needed / Chester B. Himes --
The black youth movement / J. Saunders Redding --
Challenge to negro leadership: The case of Robert Williams / Julian Mayfield --
The August 28th march on Washington: The castrated giant / Michael Thelwell --
Identity, diversity, and the mainstream / Albert Murray --
Inside these walls / Etheridge Knight --
Inside the sit-ins and freedom rides: Testimony of a southern student / Diane Nash --
"What Their Cry Means to Me": A negro's own evaluation / Gordon Parks --
Beauty is just care . . . Like ugly is carelessness / Toni Cade Bambara --
The redevelopment of the dead black mind: The building of black extended family institutions / Haki R. Madhubuti --
Willie Horton and me / Anthony Walton --
Part IV: Africa and the American Black --
Impressions of the second Pan-African Congress / Jessie Redmon Fauset --
Africa and the American negro intelligentsia / W. E. B. Du Bois --
Tradition and industrialization: The historic meaning of the plight of the tragic elite in Asia and Africa / Richard Wright --
Sekou Toure: A new kind of leader / Hoyt Fuller --
Part V: Washington's Colored Aristocracy --
Negro life in Washington and Negro society in Washington / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Our wonderful society: Washington / Langston Hughes --
I, too, have lived in Washington / Brenda Ray Moryck --
Part VI: Autobiography --
I / Brenda Ray Moryck --
So the girl marries / W. E. B. Du Bois --
Georgia sketches / Sterling A. Brown --
How I told my child about race / Gwendolyn Brooks --
How I told my child about race / Margaret Walker --
Turning the beat around: Lesbian parenting 1986 / Audrey Lorde --
The Ivy League negro / William Melvin Kelly --
Don't have a baby till you read this / Nikki Giovanni --
Bob's house . . . An oasis of civility / William Demby --
A death in the family / Kenneth A. McClane --
Body and soul / Stanley Crouch --
Looking for Mr. Right / Terry McMillan.
Series Title: Dark tower series.
Other Titles: Speech and power.
Responsibility: edited by Gerald Early.

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