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Transnational Anthems and the Ship of State: Harryette Mullen, Melvin B. Tolson, and the Politics of Afro-Modernism

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the aesthetic, literary‐historical, and political meanings of the term “Afro‐modernism.” It first introduces Melvin B. Tolson's modernist epic, Harlem Gallery (1965), via the ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For nearly fifty years, the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (ANP) fought racism at home and grew into an international news organization abroad. At its head stood founder Claude Barnett, one of ... More


Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Monique A. Bedasse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of Rastafari have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae ... More


The Negro Renaissance: Harlem and Chicago Flowerings

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The flowerings of the Negro Renaissance in Harlem (1917–1935) and Chicago (1935–1950) were initiated by Pan Africanism, which speculates that black people share an origin and a heritage, that the ... More


Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In October 1996, a motley crew of ageing Marxists and unemployed youths coalesced to revolt against Mobutu Seso Seko, president of Zaire/Congo since 1965. Backed by a Rwanda-led regional coalition ... More


Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Jonathan Fenderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is the first to document and analyze Hoyt Fuller’s profound influence on the Black Arts movement. Using historical snapshots of Fuller’s life and activism as a means to rethink the period, ... More


Burkina Faso

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the historical background for filmmaking in the West African state of Burkina Faso since independence from France in 1960. Although one of the world's poorest countries, Burkina ... More


Black Belt Hoodoo in the Post–World War II Cultural Environment

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the place of the black belt Hoodoo complex in the cultural environment after World War II, with particular focus on several contemporary root practitioners working in the old ... More


The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rise of Pan Africanism as a dominant ideology of the late 1960s. It examines the emergence of cadres of organizers as a framework for the practice of “Pan African ... More


Reasoning with Caliban: A Critical Reading of Paget Henry’s Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy (2002)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines Paget Henry's book, Caliban's Reason, where he argues for the existence of an Afro-Caribbean philosophy that operates in the crevices of the more dominant forms of Caribbean ... More


“A New Kind of Music”: Paule Marshall, The Fisher King, and the Dissonance of Diaspora

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter considers the implications of jazz in Paule Marshall’s writing, specifically in her 2000 novel The Fisher King. Marshall has long been identified with her commitment to ... More


The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955

Lindsey R. Swindall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049922
eISBN:
9780813050386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049922.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the work of two organizations, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937–1949) and the Council on African Affairs (1937–1955), which were formed during the late 1930s and were ... More


Africa for Africans and Asia for Asians: Japanese Pan-Asianism and its Impact in the Post–World War I Era

Keiko Araki

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Keiko Araki’s “Africa for Africans and Asia for Asians.” Japanese Pan Asianism and Its Impact in the Post WWI Era,” explores the history of Japanese nationalists, who, in the process of forging a ... More


Abdias Nascimento: Afro-Brazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora

Kimberly Cleveland

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Kimberly Cleveland’s, “Abdias do Nascimento: Afro-Bazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora,” essay on Abdias do Nascimento, who passed away on May 23, 2011, is a timely reflection of his ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides a background of Claude Barnett and the Associated Negro Press (ANP). Though not often recognized as such, Claude Barnett was one of the leading Pan-Africanists of ... More


Red Scare Rising

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how Claude Barnett took a position as a kind of consultant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington in 1942. At once the position brought him into closer ... More


The Jim Crow Paradox

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter argues that the decline of forces represented by Paul Robeson meant that forces symbolized by Claude Barnett, who were surely interested in Pan-Africanism but also were ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Cultural Reality and the Meaning of Freedom

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

To W. E. B. Du Bois, the slave church was African rather than Christian, thus allowing slaves of different backgrounds to find a common spiritual vision and a pan-African identity. His conception of ... More


Cold War Consequences: The Council on African Affairs in Decline, 1950–1955

Lindsey R. Swindall

in The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049922
eISBN:
9780813050386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049922.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter considers consequences of the Cold War climate while tracing the decline of the Council on Affairs during the early 1950s. By this time, the group has lost members, can no longer ... More


Resistance: initiatives and obstacles, 1870–1914

Douglas Lorimer

in Science, race relations and resistance: Britain, 1870-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719033575
eISBN:
9781781705766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719033575.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Histories of racism overlook the role of opposing historical actors, and yet anti-racism has roots in the past. The first line of resistance came from persons of colour subject to slavery and other ... More


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