African American History Culture : "The New Negro" - 1925

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    The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925) is an anthology of fiction, poetry, and essays on Africanand African-American art and literature edited by Alain Locke, who lived in Washington, DC and taught at Howard University during the Harlem Renaissance. As a central example of the creative efforts coming out of the burgeoning New Negro Movement or Harlem Renaissance, the book is considered by literary scholars and critics to be the definitive text of the movement.[1]

    The New Negro is divided into two sections: "The Negro Renaissance", which included Locke's title essay "The New Negro" as well as nonfiction essays, poetry, and fiction by writers including Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay, and "The New Negro in a New World", which contained social and political analysis by writers including James Weldon Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Kelly Miller, Robert R. Moton, Walter White, and W. E. B. Du Bois.[2]

    The book contains several portraits by Winold Reiss and illustrations by Aaron Douglas. It was published by Albert and Charles Boni, New York, 1925.