John Henrik Clarke papers 1937-1996
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Julian Mayfield lived a varied career as a novelist, playwright, actor, journalist and critic, aide to two heads of state, an educator and writer-in-residence at several colleges and universities. He wrote, produced and directed several off-Broadway and summer stock productions between 1949 and 1954. He played the juvenile lead role of Absalom Kumalo in the Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson musical "Lost in the Stars," and directed Ossie Davis's first play, "Alice in Wonder," ...
Hoyt William Fuller (1923-1981), African American author and editor, born in Atlanta, Georgia. From the description of Hoyt Fuller papers, 1940-1981. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38475704 ...
Born in 1915, the oldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, John Henrik Clarke was a self-trained historian who edited and wrote over thirty books, and was a leading figure in the development of African heritage and black studies programs nationwide. He was a co-founder of the Harlem Quarterly (1949-1951) and an associate editor of the journal Freedomways. During the 1960s, he served as director of the African Heritage unit of the anti-poverty program Harlem Youth Op...
The American Society of African Culture educated Americans regarding African culture through publications, lectures, and conferences. From the description of American Society of African Culture records. 1958-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86164185 From the guide to the American Society of African Culture records, 1958-1968, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...
One of the foremost repositories in the world for the collection and preservation of materials documenting the history and culture of blacks throughout the world. The Schomburg Center collects books, periodicals, archival and audiovisual material, photographs, and art. It was established in 1926 with the purchase of bibliophile Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of over 5,000 books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and prints by the New York Public Library for the Division of Negro History, Literature and ...
American novelist William Styron was born in Virginia and graduated from Duke. After serving in World War II, he worked as an editor while writing his first novel. His work has been both controversial and timely; his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, explored the theme of slavery, and benefitted from being released during the racially-charged 1960s, and his American Book Award-winning novel, Sophie's Choice, examined a World War II concentration camp survivor. His styl...
Born in Barbados in 1893, Richard Benjamin Moore was a civil rights advocate, communist leader and intellectual, a bibliophile and a champion of Caribbean and African self-determination, who migrated to the United States in 1909 and played an influential role in social and political circles in Harlem for more than fifty years. Moore's early organizing efforts included a 1915 unsuccessful import-export venture known as the Harlem Pioneer Cooperative Society, a printing sh...
Nat Turner (b. Oct. 2, 1800, Southampton County, VA-d. Nov. 11, 1831, Southampton County, VA) was born into slavery as the property of Benjamin Turner and later his son Samuel Turner. On Aug. 21, 1831, he led a two-day rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia. After the rebellion was suppressed, Turner escaped but was captured in Oct 1831. He was hanged Nov. 11, 1831....
Black activist. From the description of Radio broadcast of an interview with Malcolm X, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736449 Black nationalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Malcolm X : lecture, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513305 African American nationalist leader and minister of the Nation of Islam who sought to broaden the civil rights struggle ...
Alice Walker (1944- ), African American poet, novelist, and activist. From the description of Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233538612 Alice Walker (1944- ), African American poet, novelist, and activist. Walker has written numerous essays, novels, and collections of poetry. Her novel THE COLOR PURPLE, published in 1982, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award. John Ferrone served as Alice Walker's editor at Harcourt, Bra...