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The Black Chicago Renaissance

Hine, Darlene Clark, (editor of compilation.). McCluskey, John, (editor of compilation.).

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  • OCLC: ocn914302051
  • ISBN: 0252078586
  • ISBN: 0252037022
  • ISBN: 0252094395
  • ISBN: 9780252094392
  • ISBN: 9780252078583
  • ISBN: 9780252037023
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
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  • Published: Urbana :University of Illinois Press,[2012]
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2012]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Let's call it love / [by] J.M. Mahlum. -- Black Chicago: History, Culture, and Community. African American cultural expression in Chicago before the Renaissance: the performing, visual, and literary arts, 1893-1933 / [by] Christopher Robert Reed ; The Negro Renaissance: Harlem and Chicago flowerings / [by] Samuel A. Floyd Jr. ; The problem of race and Chicago's great Tivoli Theater / [by] Clovis E. Semmes ; The Defender brings you the world: the Grand European Tour of Patrick B. Prescott Jr. / [by] Hilary Mac Austin. -- Black Chicago's Renaissance: Culture, Consciousness, Politics, and Place. The dialectics of placelessness and boundedness in Richard Wright's and Gwendolyn Brooks's fictions: crafing the Chicago Black Renaissance's literary landscape / [by] Elizabeth Schlabach ; Richard Wright and the season of manifestoes / John McCluskey Jr. ; Horace Cayton no road home / [by] David T. Bailey ; "Who are you America but me?" : the American Negro Exposition, 1940 / [by] Jeffrey Helgeson ; Chicago's native son: Charles White and the laboring of the Black Renaissance / [by] Erik S. Gellman. -- Visual Art and Artists in the Black Chicago Renaissance. Chicago's African American visual arts renaissance / [by] Murry N. DePillars.
Summary: " Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The contributors to this volume analyze this prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship, and visual and literary artistic expression. Unlike Harlem, Chicago was an urban industrial center that gave a unique working class and internationalist perspective to the cultural work being done in Chicago. This collection's various essays discuss the forces that distinguished the Black Chicago Renaissance from the Harlem Renaissance and placed the development of black culture in a national and international context. Among the topics discussed in this volume are Chicago writers Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, The Chicago Defender and Tivoli Theater, African American music and visual arts, and the American Negro Exposition of 1940. Contributors are Hilary Mac Austin, David T. Bailey, Murry N. DePillars, Samuel A. Floyd Jr., Erik S. Gellman, Jeffrey Helgeson, Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey Jr., Christopher Robert Reed, Elizabeth Schlabach, and Clovis E. Semmes"-- Provided by publisher.
"The "New Negro" consciousness with its roots in the generation born in the last and opening decades of the 19th and 20th centuries replenished and nurtured by migration, resulted in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s then reemerged transformed in the 1930s as the Black Chicago Renaissance. The authors in this volume argue that beginning in the 1930s and lasting into the 1950s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that rivaled the cultural outpouring in Harlem. The Black Chicago Renaissance, however, has not received its full due. This book addresses that neglect. Like Harlem, Chicago had become a major destination for black southern migrants. Unlike Harlem, it was also an urban industrial center that gave a unique working class and internationalist perspective to the cultural work that took place here. The contributors to Black Chicago Renaissance analyze a prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship, and visual and literary artistic expression. Each author discusses forces that distinguished and link the Black Chicago Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance as well as placing the development of black culture in a national and international context by probing the histories of multiple (sequential and overlapping--Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Memphis) black renaissances. Among the topics discussed in this volume are Chicago writers Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, The Chicago Defender and Tivoli Theater, African American music and visual arts, as well as the American Negro Exposition of 1940"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American arts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Arts and society -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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