Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

List of Portraits

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pp. 10-13

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 14-15

Generations in Black and White is a project I undertook with enthusiasm and trepidation.Such volatile poles of feeling very often produce paralysis, and paralysis does not producebooks. I was fortunate, however, in that from conception to completion I stood on theshoulders of many, and as a consequence of this unwavering support I have produced aI was introduced to Yale University's James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of...

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Introduction

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pp. 16-29

..."In the early days of the Negro literary and artistic movement," wrote James WeldonJohnson of his friend Carl Van Vechten, "no one in the country did more to forwardit than he accomplished in frequent magazine articles and by his many personal effortsin behalf of individual Negro writers and artists."' When Johnson published this tributeto Van Vechten in Along This Way in 1933, Van Vechten had just begun his important...

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The Portraits

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pp. 30-199

..."The tree is unique, qualitatively speaking, and cannot be subject to purelyquantitative comparison; it is impossible to reduce the world of sense-perceptionsto quantitative categories. Qualitative things do not belong to matter,which is merely mirror for it, so it can be seen, but not so that it can be"Man is created for the purpose of active participation in Divine Intellect,...

Index

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pp. 200-201