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The Harlem Reader: A Celebration of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the 21st Century

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There is no neighborhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the mecca
of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing that sprang from one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From Harlem’s most revered icons (like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem Reader gathers a wealth of vital impressions, stories, and narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living storytellers, famous and not so famous. Fresh and vivid, this volume perfectly captures the dramatic moments and personalities at the core of Harlem’s ever-evolving story.

Synopsis:

An anthology of fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, and other narratives provides a portrait of Harlem.

Synopsis:

Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie Perdomo, Duke Ellington, Mase, Sidney Poitier, and others.

Synopsis:

There is no neighborhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the mecca

of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing that sprang from one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From Harlems most revered icons (like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem Reader gathers a wealth of vital impressions, stories, and narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living storytellers, famous and not so famous. Fresh and vivid, this volume perfectly captures the dramatic moments and personalities at the core of Harlems ever-evolving story.

About the Author

HERB BOYD is the national editor at The Black World Today, an online publication. He currently teaches African and African-American history at the College of New Rochelle in Manhattan. Boyd is also coeditor with Robert Allen of the American Book Award-winning collection Brotherman and, more recently, editor of Autobiography of a People. He resides in Harlem with his wife, Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd, also a noted writer and college professor.

Table of Contents

Home on the grange / by Alexander Hamilton — The Afro-American Realty Company / by Gilbert Osofsky — Boyhood in Harlem / by Thomas C. Fleming — We return fighting / by David Levering Lewis — The class struggle / by W.E.B. Du Bois — Witness to the Harlem Renaissance / by James Weldon Johnson — The Garvey movement / by John Henrik Clarke — In his own words / by Marcus Garvey — Springtime in Harlem / by Roi Ottley — Harlem in the spotlight / by Hubert Harrison — Ringtail / by Rudolph Fisher — Nights at the Cotton Club / by Duke Ellington — The Harlem Rens / by Arthur Ashe, Jr. — Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem / by Helene Johnson — On "Gloria Swanson" / by Richard Bruce Nugent — The Abyssinian Baptist Church / by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. — The Harlem Fox / by J. Raymond Jones — Our Harlem / by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee — Upon arriving in Harlem / by Gordon Parks, Sr. — Macbeth in Harlem / by Wendy Smith — Zora / by Laurence Holder — 409 Edgecombe, baseball and Madame St. Clair / by Catherine Butler Jones — 116th Street / by Ann Petry — Life in Black and white / by Sidney Poitier — Hostess of Harlem / by Claude McKay — A toast to Harlem / by Langston Hughes — If you ain't got heart, you ain't got nada / by Piri Thomas — Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue / by Sonia Sanchez — Harlem background / by Harold Cruse — Lorraine Hansberry : on time! / by John Oliver Killens — Fifth Avenue uptown : a letter from Harlem / by James Baldwin --

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400046812
Author:
Boyd, Herb
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Edited by Herb Boyd
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 BandW
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.64x5.47x.88 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An anthology of fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, and other narratives provides a portrait of Harlem.
"Synopsis" by , Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie Perdomo, Duke Ellington, Mase, Sidney Poitier, and others.
"Synopsis" by , There is no neighborhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the mecca

of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing that sprang from one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From Harlems most revered icons (like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem Reader gathers a wealth of vital impressions, stories, and narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living storytellers, famous and not so famous. Fresh and vivid, this volume perfectly captures the dramatic moments and personalities at the core of Harlems ever-evolving story.

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