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Whose Harlem is this, anyway? : community politics and grassroots activism during the new Negro era

Author: Shannon King, (Associate professor)
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2017.
Series: Culture, labor, history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates how Harlemite's dynamic fight for their rights and neighborhood raised the black community's racial consciousness and established Harlem's legendary political culture. King uncovers early twentieth century Harlem as an intersection between the black intellectuals and artists who created the New Negro Renaissance and the working class who found fought daily to combat institutionalized racism and gender  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon King, (Associate professor)
ISBN: 9781479889082 1479889083 9781479811274 1479811270
OCLC Number: 961205903
Awards: Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the Anna Julia Cooper/CLR James Award for Outstanding Book in Africana Studies presented by the National Council for Black Studies, 2015.
Description: xi, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The making of the Negro mecca: Harlem and the struggle for community rights --
"Not to save the union but to 'free the slaves'": Black labor activism and community politics during the new Negro era --
"Colored people have few places to which they can move": tenants, landlords, and community mobilization --
"Maintaining 'a high class of respectability' in Negro neighborhoods": contestation and congregation in Harlem's geography of vice and leisure during the Prohibition Era --
"Demand the dismissal of policemen who abuse the privileges of their uniform": racial violence, police brutality, and self-protection.
Series Title: Culture, labor, history.
Other Titles: Community politics and grassroots activism during the new Negro era
Responsibility: Shannon King.

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Demonstrates how Harlemite's dynamic fight for their rights and neighborhood raised the black community's racial consciousness and established Harlem's legendary political culture. King uncovers early twentieth century Harlem as an intersection between the black intellectuals and artists who created the New Negro Renaissance and the working class who found fought daily to combat institutionalized racism and gender discrimination in both Harlem and across the city. --Adapted from publisher description.

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