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Many Dark Mirrors in Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices

Perry S. Moskowitz

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter by Perry S. Moskowitz examines the politics of Richard Wright’s textual practices in 12 Million Black Voices. In particular, it focuses on how Wright responds to being tasked with ... More


A Voice So Full of Pain and Power: Black Gospel and Blackness

John Burdick

in The Color of Sound: Race, Religion, and Music in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709221
eISBN:
9780814723135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709221.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how three main features of the melody- and voice-centric scene of black gospel contribute to the formation of a strong, self-aware, and politically committed negro identity. One ... More


Lingering in the Black: Faulkner’s Illegible Modernist Sound Melding

Thadious M. Davis and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Faulkner clearly paid attention to the trends and directions of modernist writing in the early 1920s, but what is less obvious is how the work of African Americans contributed to his “making it new,” ... More


Engaged Opera

Naomi André

in Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter introduces two case studies of “Black Otellos” and situates the author’s voice in this project. This chapter outlines the historical background of race in the United States and South ... More


The Dialectics of Placelessness and Boundedness in Richard Wright’s and Gwendolyn Brooks’s Fictions: Crafting the Chicago Black Renaissance’s Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schlabach

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about how Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks, perhaps the two most famous literary figures of the Black Chicago Renaissance, shared a common struggle to discern a new black ... More


Kitchenettes

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

in Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter continues the investigation of the two authors with a comparison of Wright's 1941 photographic essay 12 Million Black Voices and his final literary publication, The Outsider, set in ... More


Signifyin(g) Black and White Speech in Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee

Stephanie Li

in Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

While critics have sought to pin down the nature of Hurston’s “black” and “white” voices, Seraph on the Suwannee does not establish clear connections between the racial identity of its characters and ... More


Introduction the Scars of Memory

Jonathan Scott Holloway

in Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610702
eISBN:
9781469612546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610702.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to listen to the black voice and the stories that it tells over the course of the long second half of the twentieth century. More ... More


Everyman

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Everyman” describes Our Gang’s transition to the talkie era, and how sound prolonged Farina’s career because of Hollywood’s fetishization of “black” voices. It includes an analysis of ... More


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