The New Negro

The New Negro

By Alain LeRoy Locke (Editor); Alain LeRoy Locke (Foreword by); Arnold Rampersad (Introduction by)

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684838311, 452pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1999

Description
From the man known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution of the African American in society.
With stunning works by seminal black voices such as Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, and W.E.B. DuBois, Locke has constructed a vivid look at the new negro, the changing African American finding his place in the ever shifting sociocultural landscape that was 1920s America. With poetry, prose, and nonfiction essays, this collection is widely praised for its literary strength as well as its historical coverage of a monumental and fascinating time in the history of America.


About the Author
Locke began his educational experience at Howard University, where he organized the first literary movement and remained the faculty adviser of the university literary journal, the Stylus. He was the first Negro to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

Locke began his educational experience at Howard University, where he organized the first literary movement and remained the faculty adviser of the university literary journal, the Stylus. He was the first Negro to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

Arnold Rampersad (Ph.D. Harvard) is the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He is co-editor (with Deborah E. McDowell) of Slavery and the Literary Imagination, and editor of the definitive Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. He is the author of the two-volume biography The Life of Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson: A Biography, and co-author (with Arthur Ashe) of Days of Grace: A Memoir. He is also editor of The Harlem Renaissance.