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Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

Worth, Richard

Summary: The Harlem Renaissance was like a magnificent fireworks display; it was colorful, brilliant, and in a few moments, it was over. This was the first time African Americans had led a cultural movement and the first time that white Americans had paid attention to their achievements. Through striking images and fascinating details, this book examines the origins of the Harlem Renaissance, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing Group 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 974.7 WOR

Stewart, Jeffrey C.

Summary: "A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOCKE, ALAIN STE

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 DYS
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "Travel back in time to the 1920s and 1930s to the sounds of jazz in nightclubs and the 24-hours-a-day bustle of the famous Black neighborhood of Harlem in uptown Manhattan. It was a dazzling time when there was an outpouring of the arts of African Americans--the poetry of Langston Hughes, the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, the sculptures of Augusta Savage, and that brand-new music called jazz...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Griffin, Farah Jasmine

Summary: ""A masterpiece. . . . Farah Jasmine Griffin's magical words enchant and empower us like those of her towering heroes." -Cornel West. Farah Jasmine Griffin's beloved father died when she was nine, bequeathing her an unparalleled inheritance in closets full of remarkable books and other records of Black genius. In Read Until You understand-a line from a note he wrote to her-she shares a lifetime...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9 GRI

Contents: The presidential election of 2008 -- Our Michelle -- Reverend Wright revisited -- The United States, past and present -- Personalities -- Profiles -- Race talk -- Sports -- Rita Dove -- African American literature -- Racial identity, enslavement, and the law -- In memoriam: John Hope Franklin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World, Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 BES

Abdurraqib, Hanif

Summary: "A Little Devil in America is an urgent project that unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. With sharp insight, humor, and heart, Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.089 ABD

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCH

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Schomburg 2017

Young, Kevin.

Summary: Essays, cultural criticism, and lyrical observations illuminate the African American tradition of tall-tale storytelling while arguing that African American culture and art are central to American life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 YOU

Brock, André L.

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Summary: An explanation of the digital practices of the black Internet From BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, Distributed Blackness places blackness at the very center of internet culture. André Brock Jr. claims issues of race and ethnicity as inextricable from and formative of contemporary digital culture in the United States. Distributed Blackness analyzes a host of platforms and practices (from Black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 BRO

Joseph, Peniel E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 JOS

Evans, William Henry

Summary: "The creators of the popular website Black Nerd Problems bring their witty and unflinching insight to this engaging collection of pop culture essays on everything from Mario Kart and The Wire to issues of representation and police brutality across media"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 EVA

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

Stein, Gertrude

Summary: "Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written, now illustrated by Maira Kalman"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOKLAS, ALICE B. STE

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