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Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance.

Harlem History] Wintz, Cary D., Editor.

Published by Sourcebooks MediaFusion, Naperville, 2007
ISBN 10: 1402204361 / ISBN 13: 9781402204364
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Title: Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the ...

Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion, Naperville

Publication Date: 2007

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.


A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This history of the dominant Black literary and art movement in the U.S. is comprised of six parts covering: Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance, To Make a Black Poet: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance, The Jazz Age: Music and Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, Art and Image in the Harlem Renaissance, Art and Politics, and The New Negro. The book comes with a CD of the music, literature, interviews and speeches of prominent figures in the movement. Bookseller Inventory # 25113

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Synopsis: Harlem Speaks showcases the lives and works of the artists, writers and intellectuals behind the stunning outburst of African American culture in the three decades after World War I. In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Poetry Speaks, the book combines each subject's key works with biographical and critical essays by leading Harlem Renaissance authority Cary Wintz and other experts. The integrated audio CDs feature music, poetry and literary readings, interviews, radio broadcasts, discussions and speeches, bringing the Harlem of legend to vibrant life once again.

Hear, see and read the best of:

Langston Hughes
Claude McKay
Zora Neale Hurston
Richard Wright
Duke Ellington
Ethel Waters
Josephine Baker
Marcus Garvey
Alain Locke
and more

The audio also includes never-before-released interviews conducted by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Levering Lewis. Evocative and encompassing, Harlem Speaks places you at the zenith of this vital cultural movement.

From the Inside Flap: ìWe will build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we will stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves.î
ó Langston Hughes

The early decades of the twentieth century saw the transformation of Harlem into a Mecca where African Americans immersed themselves in black culture, and where their ideas and works gained acclaim among people of all colors. This was the era of W.E.B. Du Bois and the Jazz Age, when blacks challenged the status quo, Harlem was in its heyday, and downtown thrill-seekers crowded its bars, cabarets, and jazz joints.

Evocative and encompassing, Harlem Speaks places you at the zenith of the Harlem Renaissance, with chapters discussing the music, art, performance, writing, and politics of the ìNew Negro.î Read their rich life stories in essays by leading Harlem Renaissance authority Cary Wintz and other experts. Hear their music, literature, interviews, and speeches on the integrated audio CD that brings the Harlem of legend to vibrant life once again.

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