Aesthetics and Politics: Harlem

Aesthetics and Politics: Harlem turns to a dynamic cultural center of the early twentieth century in order to interrogate the relationship between artistic creation and social and political transformation.

Background image: Charles Henry Alston. Untitled [Still Life with Eggplant], 1961. For more information, visit the Reed Digital Collections.

1892-09-01 00:00:00

Ida B. Wells, "Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All its Phases"

1895-09-01 00:00:00

Booker T. Washington, "Atlanta Compromise Address"

1903-09-01 00:00:00

W.E.B. DuBois, Souls of Black Folk (chap 1-3, "Talented Tenth" appendix)

1919-09-01 00:00:00

W.E.B. DuBois, "Returning Soldiers"

1922-09-01 00:00:00

Marcus Garvey, "Africa for the Africans," "Liberty Hall Emancipation Day Speech"

1922-09-01 00:00:00

James Weldon Johnson, "Preface," The Book of American Negro Poetry

1923-09-01 00:00:00

Jean Toomer, Cane

1925-09-10 00:00:00

Survey Graphic: Harlem, Mecca of the New Negro, ed. Alain Locke

Included essays by James Weldon Johnson, "The Making of Harlem," Alain Locke, "Harlem" and "Enter the New Negro;" Elise McDougald, "The Double Task;" W. A. Domingo, "The Tropics in New York."

1926-09-01 00:00:00

Langston Hughes, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," The Nation

1926-09-01 00:00:00

George Schuyler's "The Negro-Art Hokum," The Nation

1934-09-01 00:00:00

Aaron Douglas, "Aspects of Negro Life"

1937-09-01 00:00:00

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

1940-09-01 00:00:00

Jacob Lawrence, Migration Series

1952-09-01 00:00:00

W.E.B. DuBois, "The Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto"

1952-09-01 00:00:00

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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