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A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club / Howard Eugene Johnson with Wendy Johnson.

By: Johnson, Howard Eugene, 1915-2000 [author.].
Contributor(s): Johnson, Wendy [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Empire State Editions: Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823256563; 0823256561; 9780823256549; 0823256545; 1322965439; 9781322965437; 0823256537; 9780823256532.Subject(s): Communists -- United States -- Biography | Social reformers -- United States -- Biography | Tap dancers -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club.DDC classification: 324.273/75092 Other classification: HIS037070 | HIS036080 | BIO006000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Timeline; Part I; 1 Early Days; 2 Harlem and the Cotton Club; 3 Moving Up; 4 Show Biz; Photographs; 5 Joining the Party; Part II; 6 The Young Communist League; 7 The War Years; 8 Back Home; 9 La Lucha Continua; Part III; 10 Starting Over; 11 Malimwu; 12 The Cotton Club Revisited; 13 Martin Luther King Day in Hawaii; 14 Paris to Texas and Home Again; Notes; Further Reading; Map of Harlem Nightclubs in the 1930s and '40s; Howard E. Johnson's Curriculum Vitae; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary: The life of Howard Johnson, nicknamed ""Stretch"" because of his height (6'5""), epitomizes the cultural and political odyssey of a generation of African Americans who transformed the United States from a closed society to a multiracial democracy. Johnson's long-awaited memoir traces his path from firstborn of a multiclass/multiethnic"" family in New Jersey to dancer in Harlem's Cotton Club to communist youth leader and, later, professor of Black studies. A Dancer in the Revolution is a powerful statement about Black resilience and triumph amid subtle and explicit racism in the United States.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Timeline; Part I; 1 Early Days; 2 Harlem and the Cotton Club; 3 Moving Up; 4 Show Biz; Photographs; 5 Joining the Party; Part II; 6 The Young Communist League; 7 The War Years; 8 Back Home; 9 La Lucha Continua; Part III; 10 Starting Over; 11 Malimwu; 12 The Cotton Club Revisited; 13 Martin Luther King Day in Hawaii; 14 Paris to Texas and Home Again; Notes; Further Reading; Map of Harlem Nightclubs in the 1930s and '40s; Howard E. Johnson's Curriculum Vitae; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

The life of Howard Johnson, nicknamed ""Stretch"" because of his height (6'5""), epitomizes the cultural and political odyssey of a generation of African Americans who transformed the United States from a closed society to a multiracial democracy. Johnson's long-awaited memoir traces his path from firstborn of a multiclass/multiethnic"" family in New Jersey to dancer in Harlem's Cotton Club to communist youth leader and, later, professor of Black studies. A Dancer in the Revolution is a powerful statement about Black resilience and triumph amid subtle and explicit racism in the United States.

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