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1 minutes in. 2 minutes in. Carter G. Woodson. Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950)[1] was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Carter G. Woodson

Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history.[2] Background[edit] Coming from a large, poor family, Carter Woodson could not regularly attend school. Through self-instruction, Woodson mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects by age 17. 13 minutes in. Lesson 8: Richard Wright, Outsider. ENG 343: The American Novel Objectives By the end of this lesson, you should be able to do each of the following without consulting notes or other resources: Summarize the life and literary contributions of Richard Wright.

Lesson 8: Richard Wright, Outsider

Insightfully discuss characters, themes, and other features of Native Son. Define or identify relevant terms, names, and dates. Activities Our class activities this week include the following: Think Fast: If you had five minutes alone with Bigger Thomas, what would you say? Presentation: “Richard Wright, Outsider” (Professor Canada) Cooperative Learning: Naturalism: Richard Wright openly acknowledged the influence of naturalism on Native Son.

Politics: Drawing on your knowledge of Wright’s own politics, analyze the treatment of politics in the novel. Protagonist: Analyze Bigger Thomas as the novel’s protagonist. Race: Assess the novel’s treatment of racial issues. Presentation: Richard Wright (Graeme Little) Race issues in class terms. About The Harlem liberator. (New York, N.Y.) 1933-1934. 15 minutes in. The Talented Tenth. This article is about the African-American leadership class and W.

The Talented Tenth

E. B. Du Bois essay. For the hip-hop album, see Talented 10th. The Talented Tenth is a term that designated a leadership class of African Americans in the early twentieth century. Concept[edit] The phrase "talented tenth" originated in 1896 among Northern white liberals, specifically the American Baptist Home Mission Society, a Christian missionary society strongly supported by John D. 25 minutes in. Carter G. Woodson. Communist Party USA - Eastern PA & DE. The legacy of Benjamin J.

Communist Party USA - Eastern PA & DE

Davis. Langston Hughes. James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.

Langston Hughes

He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".[1] Biography Ancestry and childhood Both of Hughes' paternal great-grandmothers were African-American and both of his paternal great-grandfathers were white slave owners of Kentucky. Angelo Herndon. Angelo Braxton Herndon (May 6, 1913, Wyoming, Ohio – December 9, 1997, Sweet Home, Arkansas) was an African-American labor organizer arrested and convicted for insurrection after attempting to organize black and white industrial workers alike in 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Angelo Herndon

(The prosecution case rested heavily on Herndon's possession of "communist literature".)[1] Early life[edit] Born into a poor family, Angelo Herndon endured racial discrimination. Herndon received a copy of the Communist Manifesto from a white worker in the Unemployed Councils, a group affiliated with the Communist Party, which led him to get involved with social issues and multiracial organizing. Herndon went to Atlanta as a labor organizer for the Unemployment Council. Political activism[edit] In 1937, a Supreme Court decision repudiated Georgia, holding that the state's insurrection statue violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.[2] Notes[edit] Writings[edit] External links[edit]

"8 black boys in a souther jail" Langston Hughes. The Poetry of Langston Hughes. Introduction Langston Hughes was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

The Poetry of Langston Hughes

He wrote powerful poems, articles, short stories and plays, often using Afro-American dialect even when this was frowned upon by some writers. His writings also reflected aspects of Afro-American music, particularly blues and jazz. He travelled to many parts of the world, including Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, France and several countries in western Africa, the latter when he worked on the crew of a freighter in his youth. Intensely affected by class and national oppression, he was drawn to socialism, although he never joined the Communist Party of the U.S.A. In 1932, Hughes travelled to the Soviet Union as part of a group of 22 young Afro-Americans to take part in a film about Afro-American life in the U.S. George Gruenthal Let America Be America Again Let America be America again. (America never was America to me.) (It never was America to me.) Say who are you that mumbles in the dark?

The free? Who said the free? Revolt! The Scottsboro Boys.