The Voice of the Negro (1919) - The Classic African American Account of Riots and Lynching in America After the First World War

The Voice of the Negro (1919) - The Classic African American Account of Riots and Lynching in America After the First World War

By: Robert Thomas Kerlin (author), Thomas Aiello (editor), Thomas Aiello (contributor)Hardback

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This is an outstanding reappraisal of activist professor Kerlin's historically relevant and vital, but often overlooked work, The Voice of the Negro. It presents African American journalists' on-the-scene portrayals and analyses of the racial violence and their reports from the frontlines of the bloodshed in the wake of Red Summer. The Voice of the Negro, originally published in 1920, was situated at the intersection of three distinct paths in African American history. In its role as witness to the Red Summer of 1919, it manned the barricades of racial violence. As a popular projection of the black press, it both represented and predicated the influence such publications would have through the 1920s and the rest of the century. And as the project of activist professor Robert T. Kerlin, it marked the final confluence of racial radicalism and scholarship from which he would never return, providing a blueprint for generations of academics and the discipline of African American Studies. Thus The Voice of the Negro was both a clarion call and representation of what was to come.


EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; THE VOICE OF THE NEGRO; CHAPTER I. THE COLORED PRESS; 1. Its Comments on Itself; 2. Its Comments on the White Press; 3. Radicalism and Conservatism; CHAPTER II. THE NEW ERA; 1. The New Negro and the Old; 2. New Leadership; 3. Race Traitors; 4. "Good-by, Black Mammy"; CHAPTER III. THE NEGRO'S REACTION TO THE WORLD WAR; 1. Valor and Sacrifice; 2. Discriminations Against Colored Service Men; 3. The Treaty and the League of Nations; 4. The Afro-American Tercentenary; 5. Negro Congresses; CHAPTER IV. THE NEGRO'S GRIEVANCES AND DEMANDS; 1. The Ballot; 2. Participation in Government; 3. The Administration of Justice; 4. Social Equality; 5. Segregation and Proscription; CHAPTER V. RIOTS.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773443563
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780773443563
  • ISBN10: 0773443568

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