The papers of one of Harlem’s brilliant, influential writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist Hubert H. Harrison during the early decades of the 20th century is now available online at Columbia Unversity in Harlem.
Virgin Islands-born, Harlem-based, Hubert H. Harrison‘s “When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World” is a collection of over fifty articles that detail his pioneering theoretical, educational, and organizational role in the founding and development of the militant, World War I era “New Negro…
Hubert H. Harrison, “The Negro and the Nation” (Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, 2305 Seventh Avenue, New York, 1917).
Jeffrey B. Perry December 17, 2021, marks the 94th anniversary of the appendicitis-related death in Bellevue Hospital of St. Croix-born, Harlem-based Hubert Harrison (1883-1927).
By Jeffrey B. Perry The forthcoming, December 2020, Columbia University Press publication of “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927,” follows “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.”
By Jeffrey B. Perry One hundred years ago, on June 12, 1917, Hubert Harrison founded the Liberty League of Negro-Americans at a rally attended by thousands at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 52-60 W. 132nd Street in Harlem.
Hubert Henry Harrison, April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927, was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York.
By Jeffrey B. Perry Hubert Harrison (1883-1927), the “father of Harlem radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement,” is a giant of our history.
By Jeffrey B. Perry On July 4, 1917, The Voice: A Newspaper for the New Negro—the first newspaper of the “New Negro Movement,” edited by Hubert H. Harrison—made its debut at a rally at the Metropolitan Baptist Church at 120 W. 138th Street (we have the address at 151 W 128th Street), between Lenox and Seventh…
A great blurry old photo from Jeffrey Perry of Harlemite Hubert Harrison teaching a course on “World Problems of Race” in 1926 on 135th Street in Harlem.
(This artical was originally posted on November 3, 2013.) By Jeffrey B. Perry and Charles V. Richardson In January, 1971, the young producer of Boston public television’s groundbreaking program Say Brother, was found dead in a Mexican resort, along with his fiancé.
A great photograph of a man walking on Lenox Avenue (we’re not sure of cross street) in Harlem, NY 1918.
Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora.
Cyril Valentine Briggs, May 28, 1888, Nevis – October 18, 1966, Los Angeles, California, was an African-Caribbean American writer and communist political activist in Harlem, NY.
Richard Benjamin Moore, 1893–1978, was an African-Caribbean civil rights activist and prominent communist. He was also one of the advocates of the term African American as opposed to Negro.