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Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927

"Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927"

Dec. 8, 2020 scheduled publication

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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

 

Introduction

 

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)

 

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Notes

Index