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Hubert H. Harrison
The Negro and the Nation
1917

March 21, 2014

Tags: Hubert H. Harrison, Hubert Harrison, The Negro and the Nation, Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, Liberty League, The Voice, New Negro Movement, The Negro and the Nation, Barbados, Orlando M. Thompson, Black Star Line, Richard B. Moore, Socialist, Communist, Scottsboro Boys, orator, bibliophile, Introductory, World War, race consciousness, The Black Man's Burden, Socialism and the Negro, The Real Negro Problem, On A Certain Conservatism in Negroes, What Socialism Means To Us, The Negro and the Newspapers, Preface, the New Negro, aims and ideals, international crusade for democracy, the right to have A VOICE in their own governmen, Woodrow Wilson, President Wilson, New Negro, When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World, The Porro Press, Introductory, AFRICA, Preface



Hubert H. Harrison
The Negro and the Nation
(Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company
2305 Seventh Avenue, New York
1917


In August 1917, shortly after founding the first organization (The Liberty League) and the first newspaper (The Voice) of the “New Negro Movement,” Hubert Harrison completed his first book -- The Negro and the Nation.

The book was published by the Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, which was headed by Barbados-born Orlando M. Thompson (a future Vice-President of the Black Star Line) and included Barbados-born Richard B. Moore (a Socialist and bibliophile and future Communist and Scottsboro Boys orator) as a part owner.

Harrison was at a highpoint in popularity and the book's "Introductory" described in detail how the World War had quickened the development of race consciousness. The book then reprinted some of Harrison's early articles -- "The Black Man's Burden" (1912), "Socialism and the Negro" (c. 1912), "The Real Negro Problem" (c. 1912), "On A Certain Conservatism in Negroes" (1914), "What Socialism Means To Us" (1912), and "The Negro and the Newspapers" (c. 1910-1912).

In the "Preface" Harrison explained that the reprinted articles helped to describe “the present situation of the Negro in present day America” and showed” how that situation re-acts upon the mind of the Negro." He emphasized that such exposure was the "Negro's" immediate "great need."

In the “Preface" he also indicated that he planned, in the near future, to write a book "on the New Negro" which would "set forth the aims and ideals” of the new movement “which has grown out of the international crusade 'for democracy -- for the right to have A VOICE in their own government' -- as President Wilson so sincerely put it."

In 1919 Harrison would edit The New Negro: A Monthly Magazine of a Different Sort -- “intended as an organ of the international consciousness of the darker races -- especially of the Negro race.”

Then, in 1920, Harrison did complete that second book -- When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World (The Porro Press, 513 Lenox Ave, New York, August 1920). In the “Introductory” to that work Harrison writes: “It is hardly necessary to point out that the AFRICA of the title is to be taken in its racial rather than its geographical sense.”

To read The Negro and the Nation CLICK HERE

For additional information by and about Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE

"The Developing Conjuncture
and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen
on the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy"
"How Class Works Conference, 2014"

March 15, 2014

Tags: Jeffrey B. Perry, Sean Ahern, Movement of Radical Eductors, The Developing Conjuncture, Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen, and the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy

Thursday, June 5, 2014,
2:30 PM
Panel Discussion on "Race and Class: The White Experience" at the "How Class Works Conference, 2014." Panelists include:

Jeffrey B. Perry, independent scholar, and Sean Ahern, Movement of Radical Educators, "The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy"

Tina M. Bampton, State University of New York at Buffalo, "A Resemblance of Privilege: White Working Class Marginalization in the American Academy"

Andrew Levison, contributing editor, "The Emerging Democratic Majority and The Democratic Strategist, When Commentators Call White Working Class Americans 'Conservative' it is the Result of a Misunderstanding: The Critical Distinction between Conservatism and Cultural Traditionalism"

Christopher Cimaglio, University of Pennsylvania, "'Middle-America Personified': Macomb County, Michigan and the Discourse of the White Working Class Swing Vote in Political Media."

For information on the Conference, which will be held June 5-7, 2014 at SUNY, Stony Brook, CLICK HERE

To read "The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy" ( Cultural Logic" by Jeffrey B. Perry in PDF format CLICK HERE and go to TOP LEFT or CLICK HERE
To read it in text format CLICK HERE

"Hubert Harrison
The Voice of Harlem Radicalism"
by Jeffrey B. Perry
Video of Presentation
Online at Boston Neighborhood News TV "Around Town"
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:30 PM (EDT)

March 11, 2014

Tags: Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, Jeffrey B. Perry, Justin D. Shannahan, Boston Neighborhood Network Television, Dudley Public Library Roxbury, Mimi Jones, Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Massachusetts Global Action, Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, Charlie Welch



Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
March 11, 2014, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Originally Held at the
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


To view the program live tune in to "BNN TV's News & Information Channel: Comcast 9 / RCN 15" or tune in to the BNN TV video library online by CLICKING HERE

This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi Jones.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. CLICK HERE

For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE and HERE

Note: The presentation and Q and A lasted over 2 hours. The TV station edited it down to this length. There was much more presentation and discussion. Also, the crowd was remarkable since the event was at the highpoint of the big snowstorm, the governor was telling people to stay off the roads, and the public library closed early (only leaving a door open to the auditorium where this event was held). Those who made it to and stayed through the event were determined and this was manifested in their interest during the presentation, the lengthy Q and A period (some of which was cut), and much informal discussion that went on into the evening.

"Hubert Harrison
The Voice of Harlem Radicalism"
by Jeffrey B. Perry
Video of Presentation
Online at Boston Neighborhood News TV "Around Town"
Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 11 PM (EDT)

March 8, 2014

Tags: Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, Jeffrey B. Perry, Justin D. Shannahan, Boston Neighborhood Network Television, Dudley Public Library Roxbury, Mimi Jones, Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Massachusetts Global Action, Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, Charlie Welch



Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
March 9, 2014, 11 PM (EDT)
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Originally Held at the
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


To view the program live tune in to "BNN TV's News & Information Channel: Comcast 9 / RCN 15" or tune in to the BNN TV video library online by CLICKING HERE

This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi Jones.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. See http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/radicalization-ray-richardson-suspicion-still-surrounds-death-black-activist-tv-producer

For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICKHERE and HERE

Note: The presentation and Q and A lasted over 2 hours. The TV station edited it down to this length. There was much more presentation and discussion. Also, the crowd was remarkable since the event was at the highpoint of the big snowstorm, the governor was telling people to stay off the roads, and the public library closed early (only leaving a door open to the auditorium where this event was held). Those who made it to and stayed through the event were determined and this was manifested in their interest during the presentation, the lengthy Q and A period (some of which was cut), and much informal discussion that went on into the evening.

"In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy"
Theodore William Allen

March 7, 2014

Tags: In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy, Theodore William Allen, Cultural Logic, discrimination, white skin privilege, white rce privilege, quotas



To read "In Defense of Affirmative Action in Employment Policy" ("Cultural Logic," Vol. I, No 2, Spring 1998) by Theodore William Allen by CLICK HERE

For additional writings, audio, and video by and about Theodore W. Allen CLICK HERE

"The Life of Hubert Harrison"
A Discussion with Jeffrey B. Perry
Center for Marxist Education

March 7, 2014

Tags: Jeffrey B. Perry, The Life of Hubert Harrison, Center for Marxist Education, Doug Enaa Greene

Jeffrey B. Perry on
"The Life of Hubert Harrison"
Center for Marxist Education
Cambridge, MA
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Presentation Filmed by Doug Enaa Greene
Contact persons
Joe Ramsey, Casey Doyle, and Doug Enaa Greene.



For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE!

The Invention of the White Race
by
Theodore W. Allen
Slide Presentation/Talk (Video)
by
Jeffrey B. Perry

March 7, 2014

Tags: Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race, Jeffrey B. Perry, video, Verso Books, The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America, The Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen Society, Fred Nguyen, white skin privilege, white privilege, Bacon's Rebellion, Lerone Bennett Jr., Winthrop D. Jordan, Edmund S. Morgan, racial slavery, chattel bond servitude, Africa, Ireland, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, St. Croix, Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, white supremacy, white race, social control formation, social construct, national oppression, capitalism


Jeffrey B. Perry -- Slide Presentation/Talk on
The Invention of the White Race (Verso Books) by Theodore W. Allen
with special emphasis on Vol. II: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America.
Hosted by “The Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen Society”
Filmed by Fred Nguyen on January 31, 2013
Brecht Forum, New York City
.

Note -- On this cold January night in 2013 the Brecht Forum, when it was still located in lower Manhattan, had no heat. The standing room only audience is testimony to the interest in Theodore W. Allen's important work and the struggle against white supremacy. For more on Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race CLICK HERE!

Please mark this video for viewing and share with others!

"Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen
and the 'White Race'
As a Ruling Class Social Control Formation"
Video Interview with
Jeffrey B. Perry
Interview conducted by Ingemar Smith

March 5, 2014

Tags: Jeffrey B. Perry, Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen, "white race" as a ruling class social control formation, Ingemar Smith, Morehouse College

Jeffrey B. Perry
on
"Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen
and the "white race" as a Ruling Class Social Control Formation
Interview conducted by Ingemar Smith
Morehouse College
March 4, 2010
Hosted on You Tube by Nana Akosua Baakan Agyiriwah




For additional information CLICK HERE!

"Hubert Harrison
The Voice of Harlem Radicalism"
by Jeffrey B. Perry
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
February 15, 2014

March 4, 2014

Tags: Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, Jeffrey B. Perry, Justin D. Shannahan, Boston Neighborhood Network Television, Dudley Public Library Roxbury, Mimi Jones, Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Massachusetts Global Action, Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, Paul Malachi Penchalapadu, Charlie Welch

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism
by
Jeffrey B. Perry
Video of Slide Presentation/Talk
Dudley Public Library
Roxbury, Massachusetts
February 15, 2014


This event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi.

The video was prepared and edited by Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Special thanks to Nia Grace, "Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for BNN TV for helping to make this video widely available.

Also discussed in the portion of the longer video that was edited out was a brief discussion of Hubert Harrison's grandson, Ray Richardson (1946-1971), the former producer of "Say Brother" on WGBH in Boston. See HERE

For additional information on Hubert Harrison see HERE and see
HERE


"White People are Trapped in a History they Don't Understand"
James Baldwin

March 4, 2014

Tags: James Baldwin, Theodore W. Allen, Hubert Harrison

As a step toward understanding and challenging that history people may want to read Theodore W. Allen’s The Invention of the White Race

Vol. I: Racial Oppression and Social Control

Vol. II: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America

And Summary of the Argument of The Invention of the White Race

And the article “The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy” available HERE (at the top left)


Hubert Harrison on Elizabeth Lindsay Davis
September 13, 1908

March 3, 2014

Tags: Hubert Harrison, Hubert H. Harrison, Elizabeth Lindsay Davis, Phillis Wheatley, Phyllis Wheatley (Club) Home Association of Chicago, National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Colored Y.W.C.A., Carnegie Lyceum, White Rose Home, Bethel Church



Mrs. E. Lindsay Davis, the president of the Phyllis [sic] Wheatley (Club) Home Association of Chicago . . . came here [to NYC] to attend the sixth biennial convention of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs two weeks ago, went to Philadelphia some time ago and came back to our city on Friday. Tomorrow she leaves for her home. I heard her speak of the work of her Club at the meeting of the Colored Y.W.C.A. at Carnegie Lyceum on the day before the convention met; on the second night of the convention's sessions (Tuesday); on the following Sunday when the delegates met at the White Rose Home, and tonight at Bethel church. The work in which she is engaged is a great and noble one, as is the general work of the Association, and I wish her all success. I had two or three most profitable talks with her, learnt much of the work in Chicago and told her of some of our work here. I have promised to write and she has promised to send me such matters of historical importance as may come into her hand. She leaves with my highest commendation and heartiest good wishes. These women of the Association have been a great inspiration to me.

For additional information on Hubert Harrison CLICK HERE and for information on the "Hubert H. Harrison Papers, 1893-1927 Papers" and its Finding Aid CLICK HERE

Hubert Harrison:
The Voice of
Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

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