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May 27, 2014
May 8, 2014
“Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism”
Presentation by Jeffrey B. Perry
Dudley Public Library, Roxbury, Massachusetts,
February 15, 2014
The event was hosted by Mimi Jones and sponsored by Friends of the Dudley Library, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Massachusetts Global Action. Contact people included Mirna Lascano, Umang Kumar, and Charlie Welch in addition to Mimi.
Video Prepared by Boston Neighborhood News TV’s “Around Town” -- Channel: Comcast 9 / RCN 15 Justin D. Shannahan, Production Manager, Ted Lewis, cameraman, and Laura Kerivan, copy editor for Boston Neighborhood Network Television. Nia Grace, Marketing and Promotions Manager of BNNTV, and Scott Mercer, of BNNTV, coordinated efforts to make the video available.
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Note: The presentation and Question and Answer period lasted over 2 hours. The TV station edited it down to this length. There was much more presentation and discussion. Also, the crowd was remarkable since the event was at the highpoint of the winter’s big snowstorm, the governor was telling people to stay off the roads, and the public library closed early (only leaving a door open to the auditorium where this event was held). Those who made it to and stayed through the event were determined and this was manifested in their interest during the presentation, the lengthy Q and A period (some of which was cut), and much informal discussion that went on into the evening.
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For more on Hubert H. Harrison and on the work of Theodore W. Allen see “The Developing Conjuncture and some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy” available by >a href="www.jeffreybperry.net"> Clicking Here and going to top left
For those interested in a video on Theodore W. Allen’s work CLICK HERE
"Don't Forget The Contributions of Black History Giant Hubert Harrison" by Jeffrey B. Perry AfricanGlobe.net May 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
"Don't Forget The Contributions of Black History Giant Hubert Harrison," at AfricanGlobe.net, May 5, 2014, Click Here!
"Hubert Harrison: Keep alive the struggles and memory of this giant of Black History" by Jeffrey B. Perry Pambazuka News May 1, 2014
May 2, 2014
"Hubert Harrison: Keep alive the struggles and memory of this giant of Black History" in Pambazuka News May 1, 2014 - Read the article HERE
"Happy 131st Birthday Hubert Harrison, Giant of Black History" by Jeffrey B. Perry Black Agenda Report April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014
"Happy 131st Birthday Hubert Harrison, Giant of Black History" in Black Agenda Report April 30, 2014 - Read the article HERE
"Don't Forget The Contributions of Black History Giant Hubert Harrison" by Jeffrey B. Perry Alternet April 28, 2014
April 29, 2014
"Don't Forget The Contributions of Black History Giant Hubert Harrison: Harrison was a self-described radical internationalist and his spirit lives on today" in Alternet April 28, 2014 - Read the article HERE
April 27, 2014
"Hubert Harrison: Great Black Intellectual Activist Who Was Ahead Of His Time" by Jeffrey B. Perry Black Star News April 2014
April 27, 2014
"Hubert Harrison: Great Black Intellectual Activist Who Was Ahead Of His Time" in Black Star News April 25, 2014 - Read the article HERE
"Hubert Harrison: Celebrating this Giant of Black History" by Jeffrey B. Perry Hartford Guardian April 2014
April 27, 2014
"Hubert Harrison: Celebrating this Giant of Black History" in Hartford Guardian April 26, 2014 - Read the article HERE
“It’s Been a Long Time Coming – And It’s Still Not Here!” On The Naming of A Street for Hubert Harrison
February 26, 2014
Members of the Parks, Recreation & Transportation Committee of Community Board 10, in Harlem voted unanimously on May 11, 2011, to Co-Name 134th St. between Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd. after Hubert Harrison.
Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism,” pioneering soapbox orator, founder of the Liberty League (1917), and editor of "The Voice: A Newspaper for the New Negro" (1917-1918), the "New Negro" (1919), and the "Negro World" (1920), lived on that block and often spoke at 134h Street and Lenox Avenue, which was known as “Liberty’s Corner.”
Shortly after the May 2011 vote "a moratorium" was imposed affecting that naming and the street has never officially been co-named after Hubert Harrison.
Thus, no street named after Hubert Harrison is included in the list of the Honorific Streets in New York City.
"Honorific Streets" were the subject of a February 28, 2014, Sam Roberts, “New York Times” article -- “Honorific Streets, Now Catalogued: City Lacked Official Record, So Ex-Urban Planner Made List.”