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Harlem Renaissance, Marcus Garvey 
1927, Issue 11

After World War I, the mood of the country was that of prosperity combined with cynicism. Lynchings were still the scourge of the South, but black people, after their contributions to the war effort, were determined to take their rightful place in American life. The NAACP and the Urban League were supported by those who felt most progress could be made through interracial cooperation. Marcus Garvey and his movement tended to attract blacks who were bitter about their chances in America. His message of pride in race gave many a sense of meaning and purpose. In the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Florence Mills (the “Little Black Bird”), and Bill Bojangles Robinson, were among many hundreds of black poets, dancers, and artists who enriched the lives not just of black people, but of the nation.

Topics in this Issue
  • Marcus Garvey deported
  • Pan African Congress
  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters fight Pullman
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African heritage, Zulus, Ancient Ghana, Timbuktu
  • Segregation in Indianapolis
 

Black Chronicle

 1927
Issue 11

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters fight Pullman