The Ways of White Folks

The Ways of White Folks PDF Book Detail Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147359510X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 169

Book Description
THE CELEBRATED SHORT STORY COLLECTION FROM THE AMERICAN POET AND WRITER OFTEN CALLED THE 'POET LAUREATE OF HARLEM' A black maid forms a close bond with the daughter of the cruel white couple for whom she works. Two rich, white artists hire a black model to pose as a slave. A white-passing boy ignores his mother when they cross each other on the street. Written with sardonic wit and a keen eye for the absurdly unjust, these fourteen stories about racial tensions are as relevant today as the day they were penned, and linger in the mind long after the final page is turned. 'Powerful, polemical pieces' New York Times 'Some of the best stories that have appeared in this country in years' North American Review

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes PDF Book Detail Author: C. James Trotman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317946162
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 157

Book Description
First published in 1995. This volume focuses on the life and influence of Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and forms part of the Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture series. The series is devoted to original, book-Iength studies of African American developments. Written by well-qualified scholars, the series is interdisciplinary and global, interpreting tendencies and themes wherever African Americans have left their mark.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood    and the Rest of Y all Too PDF Book Detail Author: Christopher Emdin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807028029
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 234

Book Description
A New York Times Best Seller Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike—both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too has been featured in Mother Jones, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS News Hour, Slate, The Washington Post, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Essence Magazine, Salon, ColorLines, Ebony, Huffington Post Education

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance A J

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance  A J PDF Book Detail Author: Cary D. Wintz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584573
Category : African American arts
Languages : en
Pages : 696

Book Description
From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of Harlem Renaissance website.

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Soto
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820497242
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 276

Book Description
Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies addresses the practical and theoretical needs of college and high school instructors offering a unit or a full course on the Harlem Renaissance. In this collection many of the field's leading scholars address a wide range of issues and primary materials: the role of slave narrative in shaping individual and collective identity; the long-recognized centrality of women writers, editors, and critics within the «New Negro» movement; the role of the visual arts and «popular» forms in the dialogue about race and cultural expression; and tried-and-true methods for bringing students into contact with the movement's poetry, prose, and visual art. Teaching the Harlem Renaissance is meant to be an ongoing resource for scholars and teachers as they devise a syllabus, prepare a lecture or lesson plan, or simply learn more about a particular Harlem Renaissance writer or text.

Beyond the Sound Barrier

Beyond the Sound Barrier PDF Book Detail Author: Kristin K Henson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136726802
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 168

Book Description
Beyond the Sound Barrier examines twentieth-century fictional representations of popular music-particularly jazz-in the fiction of James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison. Kristin K. Henson argues that an analysis of musical tropes in the work of these four authors suggests that cultural "mixing" constitutes one of the central preoccupations of modernist literature. Valuable for any reader interested in the intersections between American literature and the history of American popular music, Henson situates the literary use of popular music as a culturally amalgamated, boundary-crossing form of expression that reflects and defines modern American identities.

Bloom s How to Write about Langston Hughes

Bloom s How to Write about Langston Hughes PDF Book Detail Author: James B. Kelley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438128703
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 209

Book Description
Offers advice on writing essays about the works of Langston Hughes and lists sample topics.

Montage of a Dream

Montage of a Dream PDF Book Detail Author: John Edgar Tidwell
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826265960
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 351

Book Description
"Contributors reexamine the continuing relevance of Langston Hughes's work and life to American, African American, and diasporic literatures and cultures. Includes fresh perspectives on the often overlooked "Luani of the Jungles," Black Magic, and works for children, as well as Hughes's more familiar fiction, poetry, essays, dramas, and other writings"--Provided by publisher.

The Short Stories

The Short Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826263798
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
A collection of short stories by Langston Hughes, carefully crafted in the language he loved, manifest the many themes for which he is best known.

The Souls of White Folk

The Souls of White Folk PDF Book Detail Author: Veronica T. Watson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 161703889X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 184

Book Description
The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques whiteness as social construction and racial identity. Arguing against the prevailing approach to these texts that says African American writers retreated from issues of "race" when they wrote about whiteness, Veronica T. Watson instead identifies this body of literature as an African American intellectual and literary tradition that she names "the literature of white estrangement." In chapters that theorize white double consciousness (W. E. B. Du Bois and Charles Chesnutt), white womanhood and class identity (Zora Neale Hurston and Frank Yerby), and the socio-spatial subjectivity of southern whites during the civil rights era (Melba Patillo Beals), Watson explores the historically situated theories and analyses of whiteness provided by the literature of white estrangement from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. She argues that these texts are best understood as part of a multipronged approach by African American writers to challenge and dismantle white supremacy in the United States and demonstrates that these texts have an important place in the growing field of critical whiteness studies.

Exorcising Blackness

Exorcising Blackness PDF Book Detail Author: Trudier Harris
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253319951
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
By reviewing the historical and literary interconnections of the rituals of exorcism, Harris opens up the hidden psyche--the soul--of black American writers.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line PDF Book Detail Author: Gayle Wald
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325154
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 278

Book Description
DIVExamines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow’s memoir Really the Blues./div

Deep River

Deep River PDF Book Detail Author: Paul Allen Anderson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325918
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 356

Book Description
DIVA critical and historical study of the debate over early African-American music that draws on the views of W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, and others to show competing notions of how this music relates to cultural inherita/div

The Crisis

The Crisis PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 26

Book Description
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain

Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain PDF Book Detail Author: Kate A. Baldwin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383837
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 359

Book Description
Examining the significant influence of the Soviet Union on the work of four major African American authors—and on twentieth-century American debates about race—Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain remaps black modernism, revealing the importance of the Soviet experience in the formation of a black transnationalism. Langston Hughes, W. E. B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, and Paul Robeson each lived or traveled extensively in the Soviet Union between the 1920s and the 1960s, and each reflected on Communism and Soviet life in works that have been largely unavailable, overlooked, or understudied. Kate A. Baldwin takes up these writings, as well as considerable material from Soviet sources—including articles in Pravda and Ogonek, political cartoons, Russian translations of unpublished manuscripts now lost, and mistranslations of major texts—to consider how these writers influenced and were influenced by both Soviet and American culture. Her work demonstrates how the construction of a new Soviet citizen attracted African Americans to the Soviet Union, where they could explore a national identity putatively free of class, gender, and racial biases. While Hughes and McKay later renounced their affiliations with the Soviet Union, Baldwin shows how, in different ways, both Hughes and McKay, as well as Du Bois and Robeson, used their encounters with the U. S. S. R. and Soviet models to rethink the exclusionary practices of citizenship and national belonging in the United States, and to move toward an internationalism that was a dynamic mix of antiracism, anticolonialism, social democracy, and international socialism. Recovering what Baldwin terms the "Soviet archive of Black America," this book forces a rereading of some of the most important African American writers and of the transnational circuits of black modernism.

Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth Century African American Writing

Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth Century African American Writing PDF Book Detail Author: Tania Friedel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135893292
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 215

Book Description
This book engages the critical mode of cosmopolitanism through racial discourse in the work of several major twentieth-century African American authors, such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Jean Toomer, Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes and Albert Murray.

Blackways of Kent

Blackways of Kent PDF Book Detail Author: Hylan Lewis
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037252
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 388

Book Description
The Kent Trilogy, consisting of Blackways of Kent (1955), Millways of Kent (1958), and the previously unpublished Townways of Kent, forms a remarkable southern ethnography that maps the social stratification of the piedmont mill town of York, South Carolina, in the late 1940s, after the effects of the Great Depression and preceding the coming civil rights era. In 1946 the University of North Carolina's Institute for Research in Social Science commissioned a series of southern community studies under the direction of anthropologist John Gillin from which these volumes resulted.