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Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance comprehensively explores the contours and content of the Black Chicago Renaissance, a creative movement that emerged from the crucible of rigid segregation in Chicago's "Black Belt" from the 1930s through the 1960s. Heavily influenced by the Harlem Renaissance and the Chicago Renaissance of white writers, its participants were invested in political activism and social change as much as literature, art, and aesthetics. The revolutionary writing of this era produced some of the first great accolades for African American literature and set up much of the important writing that came to fruition in the Black Arts Movement.

The volume covers a vast collection of subjects, including many important writers such as Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lorraine Hansberry as well as cultural products such as black newspapers, music, and theater. The book includes individual entries by experts on each subject; a discography and filmography that highlight important writers, musicians, films, and cultural presentations; and an introduction that relates the Harlem Renaissance, the White Chicago Renaissance, the Black Chicago Renaissance, and the Black Arts Movement.

Contributors are Robert Butler, Robert H. Cataliotti, Maryemma Graham, James C. Hall, James L. Hill, Michael Hill, Lovalerie King, Lawrence Jackson, Angelene Jamison-Hall, Keith Leonard, Lisbeth Lipari, Bill V. Mullen, Patrick Naick, William R. Nash, Charlene Regester, Kimberly Ruffin, Elizabeth Schultz, Joyce Hope Scott, James Smethurst, Kimberly M. Stanley, Kathryn Waddell Takara, Steven C. Tracy, Zoe Trodd, Alan Wald, Jamal Eric Watson, Donyel Hobbs Williams, Stephen Caldwell Wright, and Richard Yarborough.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Robert S. Abbott
  2. pp. 15-29
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  1. William A. Attaway
  2. pp. 30-52
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  1. Claude A. Barnett
  2. pp. 53-59
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  1. Henry Lowington Blakely II
  2. pp. 60-68
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  1. Alden Bland
  2. pp. 69-75
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  1. Edward Bland
  2. pp. 76-82
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  1. Marita Bonner (Occomy)
  2. pp. 83-95
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  1. Gwendolyn Brooks
  2. pp. 96-120
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  1. Frank London Brown
  2. pp. 121-133
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  1. Alice C. Browning
  2. pp. 134-140
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  1. Dan Burley
  2. pp. 141-149
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  1. Margaret Esse Danner
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  1. Frank Marshall Davis
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  1. Richard Durham
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  1. Lorraine Hansberry
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  1. Fenton Johnson
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  1. John H. Johnson
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  1. “Mattie” Marian Minus
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  1. Willard Motley
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  1. Gordon Parks
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  1. John Sengstacke
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  1. Margaret Walker
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  1. Theodore Ward
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  1. Richard Wright
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  1. Frank Garvin Yerby
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  1. Black Writers and the Federal Theatre Project
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  1. African American Music in Chicago during the Chicago Renaissance
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  1. The Black Press and the Black Chicago Renaissance
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  1. The Chicago School of Sociology and the Black Chicago Renaissance
  2. pp. 465-486
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  1. John Reed Clubs/League of American Writers
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  1. Materials for Further Study
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252093425
Related ISBN
9780252036392
MARC Record
OCLC
867785779
Pages
536
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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