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"Does . . . Hubert Harrison require scholars teaching the Harlem Renaissance (or New Negro Movement) to revise their curriculum?

THE LITTLE e-NOTE: The 1 Question Interview.

Jeffrey B. Perry, biographer of Hubert Harrison answers a question posed by Professor E. Ethelbert Miller, Director, Afro-American Studies Resource Center, Howard University, for his blogspot www.eethelbertmiller1.blogspot.com (September 8, 2009)

Question: Does your research on Hubert Harrison require scholars teaching the
Harlem Renaissance (or New Negro Movement)  Read More 
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"The revolution is not coming from above, remember, but from below, working its way up from the depths.” -- Hubert Harrison, November 30, 1913 at a meeting called by the Paterson Defense Committee at the New Star Casino in NYC.

Hubert Harrison had great faith in the people and emphasized that significant social change would come from below. His thinking resonates with many today and recently efforts have been started to get his biography to prison readers. Artists -- Hip Hop and working class -- have also generated Hubert Harrison T-shirts. Those interested in getting books to prison readers can write to jeffreybperry@gmail.com (please also include your phone number). Read More 
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David Bacon interviews Jeffrey B. Perry on "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," KPFA, Berkeley, 9/2/09 (minutes 32:30 to 59:05 of 2 hr. show)

Listen to Labor Journalist David Bacon interview Jeffrey B. Perry on "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" for "The Morning Show," KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM, Berkeley, aired September 2, 2009 (go to minutes 32:30 to 59:05 of the two-hour show)
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