New Expanded Edition Of “When Africa Awakes,” By Harlem’s Hubert H. Harrison

41LtFp7lPUL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_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 Movement.

hubert harrison in harlemHarrison was a brilliant, class and race conscious, writer, educator, orator, editor, book reviewer, political activist, and radical internationalist who was described by J. A. Rogers as “perhaps the foremost Aframerican intellect of his time” and by A. Philip Randolph as “the father of Harlem Radicalism.”

He was a major radical influence on Randolph, Marcus Garvey, and a generation of “New Negro” activists.

RelatedJeffrey Perry and Danny Tisdale Talk Hubert Harrison on The Danny Tisdale show on Harlem World Radio

This new Diasporic Africa Press edition includes the complete text of Harrison’s original 1920 volume; contains essays from publications Harrison edited in the 1917-1920 period including “The Voice” (the first newspaper of the “New Negro Movement”), “The New Negro,” and the Garvey movement’s “Negro World”; and offers a new introduction, biographical sketch, and supplementary notes by Harrison’s biographer, Jeffrey B. Perry.

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