Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance : new negro writers, artists, and intellectuals, 1893-1930 / edited by Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed.

Contributor(s): Courage, Richard A, 1946- [editor.] | Reed, Christopher Robert [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksNew Black studies series: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252051913; 0252051912DDC classification: 700.89/96073077311 LOC classification: NX512.3.A35Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The Black Chicago Renaissance emerged from a foundational stage that stretched from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the start of the Great Depression. During this time, African American innovators working across the landscape of the arts set the stage for an intellectual flowering that redefined black cultural life.Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed have brought together essays that explore the intersections in the backgrounds, education, professional affiliations, and public lives and achievements of black writers, journalists, visual artists, dance instructors, and other creators working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 00Organized chronologically, the chapters unearth transformative forces that supported the emergence of individuals and social networks dedicated to work in arts and letters. The result is an illuminating scholarly collaboration that remaps African American intellectual and cultural geography and reframes the concept of urban black renaissance.00Contributors: Richard A. Courage, Mary Jo Deegan, Brenda Ellis Fredericks, James C. Hall, Bonnie Claudia Harrison, Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey Jr., Amy M. Mooney, Christopher Robert Reed, Clovis E. Semmes, Margaret Rose Vendryes, and Richard Yarborough.
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The Black Chicago Renaissance emerged from a foundational stage that stretched from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the start of the Great Depression. During this time, African American innovators working across the landscape of the arts set the stage for an intellectual flowering that redefined black cultural life.Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed have brought together essays that explore the intersections in the backgrounds, education, professional affiliations, and public lives and achievements of black writers, journalists, visual artists, dance instructors, and other creators working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 00Organized chronologically, the chapters unearth transformative forces that supported the emergence of individuals and social networks dedicated to work in arts and letters. The result is an illuminating scholarly collaboration that remaps African American intellectual and cultural geography and reframes the concept of urban black renaissance.00Contributors: Richard A. Courage, Mary Jo Deegan, Brenda Ellis Fredericks, James C. Hall, Bonnie Claudia Harrison, Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey Jr., Amy M. Mooney, Christopher Robert Reed, Clovis E. Semmes, Margaret Rose Vendryes, and Richard Yarborough.

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The Harlem Renaissance has long been celebrated, particularly by African Americans, and the attention given to it is certainly warranted. But that attention has led to the neglect of parallel cultural developments in other cities, including Chicago. This collection of 11 essays begins to rectify that neglect. The Chicago Renaissance has roots in the 1890s and continued into the Depression. As these essays make clear, the Chicago Renaissance was not only poetry and literature but also painting, sculpture, dance, photography, and music. Some of the artists were natives of Chicago and had been influenced by the rapid growth of this Midwestern metropolis. Others had their origins in the slave South, including the creole Gulf Coast, and migrated to Chicago, bringing with them the flavor of their native environments. All the artists at once chafed under the increasing segregation of Chicago and benefited from the patronage of both white and Black Chicago entrepreneurs. Collectively, these Black artists developed the distinct artistic expressions that came to define Chicago's African American community. Though the essays vary in quality, on the whole they are well documented. Some of the essays will best serve specialists; others are suited to nonspeciaistls as well as advanced scholars. Visuals enhance the volume and provide greater understanding. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. --Thomas F Armstrong, formerly, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE

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Richard A. Courage is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York, and a professor of English at Westchester Community College/SUNY. He is the coauthor of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950 . Christopher Robert Reed is a professor emeritus of history at Roosevelt University. His books include Knock at the Door of Opportunity: Black Migration to Chicago, 1900-1919 and The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929 .

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