Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927
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This is volume 2 of the Harrison biography. It is believed to be the first full-life, multi-volume biography of an Afro-Caribbean and only the fourth of an African American after those of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Du Bois, and Langston Hughes!
This second volume traces the final decade of Harrison's life, from 1918 to 1927. It details Harrison's literary and political activities and his efforts against white supremacy and for racial consciousness and unity in struggles for equality and radical social change. The book explores Harrison's role in the militant New Negro Movement and the International Colored Unity League, as well as his prolific work as a writer, educator, and editor of the "New Negro" and the "Negro World."
It also discusses Harrison's interactions with major figures such as Garvey, Randolph, Du Bois, William Monroe Trotter, J. A. Rogers, Arthur Schomburg, Chandler Owen, D. Hamilton Jackson, Eugene O'Neill, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Augusta Savage, Richard B. Moore, and other prominent individuals and organizations as he agitated, educated, orated, and organized for democracy, equality, and social change from a race-conscious, radical internationalist perspective.
This biography demonstrates how Harrison's life and work continue to offer profound insights on race, class, religion, immigration, war, democracy, and social change in America. It should be of interest to those interested in Black History, Caribbean History, Virgin Islands History, Africana Studies, Pan Africanism, U.S. History, Radical History, journalism, internationalism, book and theater reviews, poetry, Harlem history, and biography.
HUBERT HARRISON: THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY, 1918-1927
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Note on Usage
Part I: "New Negro Movement" Editor and Activist
1. Return to Harlem and Resurrection of The Voice (July–December 1918)
2. Political Activities in Washington and Virginia (January–July 1919)
3. New Negro Editor and Agitator (July–December 1919)
Part II: Editor of the Negro World
4. Reshaping the Negro World and Comments on Garvey (December 1919–May 1920)
5. Debate with The Emancipator (March–April 1920)
6. Early Negro World Writings (January–July 1920)
7. The 1920 UNIA Convention and Influence on Garvey (August–November 1920)
8. Post-Convention Meditations, Writings, and Reviews (September–December 1920)
9. Early 1921 Negro World Writings and Reviews (January–April 1921)
10. The Liberty League, Tulsa, and Mid-1921 Writings (May–September 1921)
11. Negro World Writings and Reviews (September 1921–April 1922)
12. The Period of Garvey's Arrest (October 1921–March 1922)
Part III: "Free-lance Educator"
13. Lecturer, Book Reviewer, and Citizenship (March 1922–June 1923)
14. The KKK, Garvey's Conviction, Speaking, Virgin Islands, and Reviews (1923)
15. Boston Chronicle, Board of Ed, and The New Negro (January–June 1924)
Part IV: The Struggle for International Colored Unity
16. ICUL, Midwest Tour, Board of Ed, NYPL, and 1925 (March 1924–December 1925)
17. NYC Talks, Workers School, and Modern Quarterly (January–September 1926)
18. Lafayette Theatre Strike, "Nigger Heaven," and Garvey Divorce (June–December 1926)
19. The Pittsburgh Courier and the Voice of the Negro (January–April 1927)
20. Last Months and Death (May–December 1927)
"Z-Net" –In the January 21, 2021 "Z-Net" appears (with thanks to publisher Michael Albert) Jeffrey B. Perry, "Hubert Harrison Biography Has Much to Offer Us Today" See HERE
Hubert H. Harrison Papers Digital Library Collection see HERE
Socialist Party, Jeffrey B. Perry was interviewed by Greg Pason of the Socialist Party on "Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality" on October 2, 2020 see HERE
Harlem World September 27, 1920 see HERE
Jared McCallister, "Caribbeat: Hubert Harrison Bios," "New York Daily News," November 22, 2020 Caribbeat mentions both volumes of the biography. See HERE
Todd Steven Burroughs' thought-provoking review of the two-volume biography of Hubert Harrison entitled "Book Review: The Prologue, The Prototype, The O.G. Hater" see HERE
See this ½ page ad in the Princeton Alumni Weekly of December 2020 available HERE
PU Class of 1968 Notes – see HERE
Princeton Progressives blog ran a piece entitled "Hubert Harrison biography" on September 30, 2020 see HERE
Columbia University Press Blog Post for Harlem Week August 16-22, 2020 see HERE
Columbia University Press Blog Post for January 9, 2021"Hubert Harrison and Contemporary Struggles for Racial Equality" see HERE
National Coalition of Independent Scholars March 8, 2021, piece on Jeffrey B. Perry and Hubert Harrison -- see HERE
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Kimberly Veal, January 15, 2021 Interview for Black Fee Thinkers discusses Hubert Harrison with Jeffrey B. Perry see HERE
An Interview with Jeffrey B. Perry on Hubert Harrison hosted by Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina for the Virgin Islands Cultural Center Notes, January 7, 2021, see HERE
January 14 G-Man -- "Hubert Harrison's Legacy and Story Showcased in Two-Volume Biography" see HERE
Jeffrey B. Perry, "Hubert Harrison: December 17th Marks 93rd Anniversary of Death," "Black Star News" – see HERE
Hettie Williams 'Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927," Interview January, 7, 2020, New Books Network January 18, 2021 -- see HERE
Dr. Clemson Brown December 23, 2020 Show. Jeffrey B. Perry discusses "Hubert Harrison: The Black Socrates" with Rev. Clemson Brown and Dorrell Good, Trans Atlantic Productions see HERE
Columbia Alumni website "Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927" see HERE
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Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927
Jeffrey B. Perry
"Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927" (Columbia University Press) follows "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918". This two-volume biography by Jeffrey B. Perry is based on extensive use of the Hubert H. Harrison Papers and Diary at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Born to a Barbadian mother and Crucian father in St. Croix, Harlem-based Hubert Harrison (1883-1927) was a brilliant writer, orator, editor, educator, critic, and activist. He combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness, internationalism, and struggle for equality into a potent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey, and his work is a key link in the two great strands of the Civil Rights/Black Liberation struggle: the labor- and civil-rights movement associated with Randolph and Martin Luther King Jr. and the race and nationalist movement associated with Garvey and Malcolm X.
The second volume of this acclaimed biography traces the final decade of Harrison's life, from 1918 to 1927. It details Harrison's literary and political activities, foregrounding his efforts against white supremacy and for racial consciousness and unity in struggles for equality and radical social change. The book explores Harrison's role in the militant "New Negro Movement" and with the International Colored Unity League, as well as his prolific work as a writer, educator for the New York City Board of Education, and editor of the New Negro and the Negro World. It also examines his interactions with major figures such as Garvey, Randolph, Du Bois, Cyril Briggs, W. A Domingo, Richard B. Moore, Claude McKay, John E. Bruce, J. A. Rogers, Eugene O'Neill, Elizabeth Hendrickson, D. Hamilton Jackson, Rothschild Francis, Casper Holstein, Alain Leroy Locke, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Augusta Savage, William Pickens, Willis Huggins, Williana Jones Burroughs, Arthur Schomburg, and other prominent individuals and organizations as he agitated, educated, wrote and organized for democracy and equality from a race-conscious, radical internationalist perspective. This biography demonstrates how Harrison's life and work continue to offer profound insights on race, class, war, religion, literature, theater, immigration, democracy, and social change in America.
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