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Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway? – Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Shannon King


The Harlem of the early twentieth century was more than just the stage upon which black intellectuals, poets and novelists, and painters and jazz musicians created the New Negro Renaissance. It was also a community of working people and black institutions who combated the daily and structural manifestations of racial, class, and gender inequality within Harlem and across the city. New Negro activists, such as Hubert Harrison and Frank Crosswaith, challenged local forms of economic and racial inequality. Insurgent stay-at-home black mothers took negligent landlords to court, complaining to magi ... More

Keywords: New Negro Renaissance, New Negro activists, black community, black mass mobilization, Black Harlem, economic inequality, racial inequality, community rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479811274
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shannon King, author