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Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance – New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930 - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed


This anthology engages questions about origins of the Black Chicago Renaissance (1930-1955) from wide-ranging disciplinary perspectives. It traces a foundational stage from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to onset of the Depression. Eleven essays contribute to recovering understudied black artists and intellectuals, remapping African American cultural geography beyond and before 1920s Harlem, and reconceptualizing the paradigm of urban black renaissance. Contributors probe the public lives and achievements, class and family backgrounds, education and training, areas of residency, and ins ... More

Keywords: Origins, Black Chicago Renaissance, Recovery, Artists, Intellectuals, Remapping, cultural geography, reconceptualization, New Negro, Black Metropolis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043055
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Courage, author
Westchester Community College/SUNY

Christopher Robert Reed, author
Roosevelt University

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