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Earlier Wall Street Protests -- Hubert Harrison in 1912




The “New York News” claimed that during 1912 Harrison was “the most trusted and valued speaker of the Socialist Party in the city” and “demands were sent to the Party for his services as speaker and debater all over the United States.” After one of his talks at Wall Street in New York on September 13, the “New York Times” described him as “an eloquent and forceful negro speaker” who “shattered all records for distance in an address on Socialism in front of the Stock Exchange building.” He reportedly “mounted the stand in front of the Socialists’ banner at noon and started in with a description of life in the medieval ages.” At first his voice reached the outermost limits of the crowd, but as the hours passed and his voice grew huskier, the circle of auditors drew closer. He went strong into the third hour and then talked himself into a hoarse whisper before ending.

-- From Jeffrey B. Perry, “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918” (Columbia University Press), p. 191 -- Read More 
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Book Talk on "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," Sunday, April 24, 2011, Studio Museum in Harlem

Book Talk by Jeffrey B. Perry on "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," Sunday, April 24, 2011, 3 PM, Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., NYC. CLICK HERE
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Clarence Taylor's forthcoming "Reds at the Blackboard" -- from the back cover

"'Reds at the Blackboard,' Clarence Taylor's superb history of the left-led New York City Teachers' Union (1916-1964), fills a void in the historical record of teacher unionism and education in the United States, providing important background on recurring controversies of curriculum, due process, academic freedom, testing, transfers, community involvement, civil rights, and the need for more Black and Latino teachers. This meticulously researched and insightful history of an important social justice union contributes significantly to our understanding of Civil Rights and left history, and it offers important background on the rise of the United Federation of Teachers and the 1968 New York City teacher strikes and community control struggles. It is a timely contribution to the current climate of growing economic depression, persistent racial disparities, war, educational crises, charter schools, and often fractured teacher union and community relations." — Jeffrey B. Perry, author of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" -- For more information see http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15268-6/reds-at-the-blackboard/reviews  Read More 
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Scott McLemee Recommends "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" as Exceptionally Important Biography

Scott McLemee, Intellectual Affairs Columnist for "Inside Higher Ed" and National Board Member of the National Book Critics Circle, in SocialistWorker.org has recommended "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" as one of two "exceptionally important" biographies for this holiday season. His review of the book can be found at --
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee61
His list of recommendations can be found at --
http://socialistworker.org/2010/12/07/for-the-red-on-your-list
A special 30% off sale of the new paperback edition can be found at --
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Hubert-Harrison--The-Voice-of-Harlem-Radicalism.html?soid=1101978655946&aid=jjr1s33e_v8
Please encourage public libraries and school libraries to obtain this important book. Read More 
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Paperback Edition of Hubert Harrison biography (vol. 1) due November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010 is the scheduled publication date for the paperback edition of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" -- Click here
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"Pambazuka News" reprints Larry A. Greene, review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," Click here

"Pambazuka News" of July 8, 2010, reprints Larry A. Greene, "The Life and Times of Hubert Harrison: A Forgotten Synthesis of African-American Socialism and Black Nationalism," review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" from the Summer 2010 "New Politics" -- Click here
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"Black Agenda Report" of July 1, 2010, reprints Larry A. Greene's review of "Hubert Harrison" biography Click here

"Black Agenda Report" of July 1, 2010, reprints Larry A. Greene, review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" from the Summer 2010 "New Politics" -- Click here
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Larry A. Greene, review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" from the Summer 2010 "New Politics" -- Click here

Larry A. Greene, review of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" from the Summer 2010 "New Politics" -- Click here
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SPECIAL SALE on HUBERT HARRISON biography -- Get it Now!

"Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918." SPECIAL SALE $18.75. The cost of the cloth biography is reduced because a new paperback edition is coming out. BUY the hardbound now. It is a great gift for a friend, loved one, co-worker,  Read More 
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On March 10, 2010 Columbia University Press announced that they will publish a paperback edition of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," which is scheduled t

On March 10, 2010 Columbia University Press announced that they will publish a paperback edition of "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918," which is scheduled to be available by November 2010.
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