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Jeffrey B. Perry Discusses Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement” (Part 2)with host Utrice Leid on Leid Stories





Jeffrey B. Perry discusses Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement” (Part 2) as a guest of host Utrice Leid on Leid Stories. The show can be heard on Progressive Radio Network. TO LISTEN LIVE (GO TO www.PRN.FM, THEN CLICK "LISTEN LIVE."). To LISTEN BY PHONE dial 605-562-5119 and to DOWNLOAD A PODCAST OF THE SHOW AND LISTEN ANYTIME. GO HERE . The CALL-IN NUMBER IS 888-874-4888.
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Jeffrey B. Perry Discusses Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement” (Part 1)with host Utrice Leid on Leid Stories





Jeffrey B. Perry discusses Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement” (Part 1) as a guest of host Utrice Leid on Leid Stories. The show can be heard on Progressive Radio Network. TO LISTEN LIVE (GO TO www.PRN.FM, THEN CLICK "LISTEN LIVE."). To LISTEN BY PHONE dial 605-562-5119 and to DOWNLOAD A PODCAST OF THE SHOW AND LISTEN ANYTIME. GO HERE . The CALL-IN NUMBER IS 888-874-4888.
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White Supremacy and the Breech Birth of the Nation Jeffrey B. Perry Discusses Work of Theodore W. Allen and The Invention of the White Race with Utrice Leid on Leid Stories

Leid Stories - 02.02.15

Feb 2nd, 2015 by progressiveradionetwork

White Supremacy and the Breech Birth of the Nation

Introduction by Utrice Leid


In 1619, a year before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Harbor, Mass., 20 Africans captured by Dutchmen from a Spanish slave ship were sold to colonists at Jamestown, Va. There were various classes of English, Scottish, Irish and other Europeans in Jamestown, but no “white” people, says historian Theodore Allen, whose works, particularly his groundbreaking The Invention of the White Race, are considered seminal to the issue of racism and white supremacy in America. The term “white” appeared for the first time in colonial records 60 years later, Allen writes.

How and why was “whiteness” created? Why the need for classification based on skin color? Why have racism and white supremacy endured?

Our guest, Dr. Jeffrey Perry—an independent, working-class scholar whose work focuses on the role of white supremacy as a retardant to progressive social change—discusses Allen’s and his own work in this area.

Perry preserved and inventoried The Theodore W. Allen Papers, edited and introduced Allen's Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race, and has written introductions and appendices for the new edition of Allen’s two-volume The Invention of the White Race.

He also preserved and inventoried the "Hubert H. Harrison Papers" now at Columbia University, edited A Hubert Harrison Reader, and authored Hubert Harrison:The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.

Jeffrey B. Perry discusses Theodore W. Allen’s seminal work “The Invention of the White Race” with host Utrice Leid on “Leid Stories” on the Progressive Radio Network. “Leid Stories” seeks to provide important context for issues confronting us today, particularly issues of race and class, and it airs Monday – Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.

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"Hubert Harrison: 'The Father of Harlem Radicalism" Two-Part Discussion September 12 and 13, 2013 Jeffrey B. Perry and Utrice Leid "Leid Stories" on the Progressive Radio Network

September 12 and 13, 2013, Thursday and Friday, 1-2 p.m.

Jeffrey B. Perry discusses "Hubert Harrison: 'The Father of Harlem Radicalism" (2 parts) with host Utrice Leid on “Leid Stories” on the Progressive Radio Network. “

“Hubert Harrison: ‘The Father of Harlem Radicalism’”


St. Croix, Virgin Islands-born, Harlem-based, Hubert Harrison (1883-1927) was a brilliant writer, orator, editor, educator, critic, and political activist. Historian Joel A. Rogers in World’s Great Men of Color described him as “the foremost Afro-American intellect of his time” and the one with the sanest program. A. Philip Randolph, referring to a time when Harlem was recognized as the “the center of radical black thought,” called him “the father of Harlem radicalism.”

Harrison was the major radical influence on both the class-conscious Randolph and the race-conscious Garvey as well as on a generation of “New Negro” activists and “common people.” He is the only person in United States history to play leading roles in the largest class radical movement (socialism) and the largest race radical movement (the New Negro/Garvey movement) of his era. He is also a key link in the ideological unity of the two great trends of the Civil Rights/Black Liberation Struggle – the labor/civil rights trend associated with Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the race/nationalist trend associated with Garvey and Malcolm X.

Harrison’s intellectual achievements were similarly extraordinary. He authored two books The Negro and the Nation (1917) and When Africa Awakes: The Inside Story of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World (1920) and edited important publications including The Voice: A Newspaper for the New Negro (1917-1918), the New Negro (“intended as an organ of the international consciousness of the darker races—especially of the Negro race” in 1919), the Negro World (newspaper of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1920), and The Voice of the Negro (the organ of the International Colored Unity League in 1927). He also delivered hundreds of indoor and outdoor talks and wrote hundreds of articles including 138 that appear in A Hubert Harrison Reader.

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Discussion of Theodore W. Allen's "The Invention of the White Race" by Jeffrey B. Perry on Utrice Leid's "Leid Stories" -- Mon. Sept. 24, 2012 - 1 PM

September 24, 2012, Monday from 1-2 p.m. Jeffrey B. Perry will discuss Theodore W. Allen’s seminal work “The Invention of the White Race” with host Utrice Leid on her show “Leid Stories” on the Progressive Radio Network. “Leid Stories” seeks to provide important context for issues confronting us today, particularly issues of race and class, and it airs Monday – Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND READ ABOUT "LEID STORIES"] Read More 
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