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Hubert Harrison to be Discussed by Jeffrey B. Perry and Ian Forrest on "Connections"

Monday, September 27, 2010, from 4 am to 5 am, Jeffrey B. Perry will discuss "Hubert Harrison" with host Ian Forrest on "Connections," on radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC, at http://wbai.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9828&Itemid=141
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More on "Hubert Harrison Way"

For more information on the campaign to co-name W. 134th St. between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards as "Hubert Harrison Way" see "Polite Society" the blog of Marc Polite of CCNY.
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Hubert Harrison Way

There is an effort underway to co-name W. 134th St. between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds. "Hubert Harrison Way." Hubert Harrison and his family lived at 231 W. 134th St.
Signatures are being collected from Harlem residents to be presented to Community Board 10, probably at its October 13th meeting. The petition also calls for the co-naming  Read More 
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Hubert Harrison in Fiction

Denis Jules Gray writes that in his novel "Destinations" the character Humbert P. Sinclair is based on Hubert Harrison. It is through Sinclair that the protagonists Claire Love and Ellington Feathers are introduced to Harlem politics in 1923.
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J. A. Rogers and Hubert Harrison

Just published -- Thabiti Asukile, "The Harlem Friendship of Joel Augusts Rogers (1880-1966) and Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927)," "Afro-Americans in New York Life and History" (New York: July 2010), Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 54-75.
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Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy" -- 4 Sesion Class

Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy"

4-SESSION CLASS BEGINS Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Classes on October 7, 14, 21, 28
Brecht Forum
451 West St. (between Bank and Bethune Sts.), New York, NY, 10014

Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy
with Jeffrey B. Perry
This course will focus on Hubert H. Harrison (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005), two autodidactic, anti-white supremacist working class intellectuals and two of the twentieth century's most important writers on race and class.

The St. Croix, Virgin Island-born, Harlem-based Harrison was the leading Black activist and theoretician in the Socialist Party, the founder of the "New Negro Movement," the major radical influence on both A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey, an influential Afro-Caribbean activist, and a self-described "radical internationalist." J. A. Rogers described Harrison as "the foremost Afro-American intellect of his time" and A. Philip Randolph and others referred to him as "The Father of Harlem Radicalism."

The Midwest-born, Brooklyn-based Allen originated the "white skin privilege" concept in 1965, authored Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race, in 1975, authored the two-volume The Invention of the White Race in 1994 and 1997, and was a leading critic of the "white race," which he described as a ruling class social-control formation, invented in the latter-part of the 17th century and maintained by "white race" privileges that are contrary to the interests not only of African Americans, but European American workers as well. Information on, and writings by, Harrison and Allen can be found HERE

Jeffrey B. Perry is an independent, working class scholar and long-time labor and community activist. Dr. Perry preserved and inventoried the Hubert H. Harrison Papers (now at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library), edited A Hubert Harrison Reader (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), and authored Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 (Columbia University Press, 2008). He is also preserving and inventorying the Theodore W. Allen Papers. Information on Perry can be found HERE .

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