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Ebony and Topaz: a Collectanea (1927) (Full-text)
12023-05-15T12:00:27-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12134plain2023-05-15T12:10:00-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1[Note: this digital edition is in progress as of summer of 2023]
Ebony and Topaz
Edited by Charles S. Johnson
PUBLISHED BY Opportunity, A Journal of Negro Life NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE 17 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK 1927
FOREWORD: "If every life has pages vacant still whereon a man may write the thing he will ," it is also true that in many little-considered lives there are pages whereon matter of great interest has already been written, if the appraising eye can only reach it.
So with the recently developed discoveries of the wealth of material for artistic and intellectual development in the life, manners, and customs of the Negro and his unique and all-too-frequently unappreciated and unasked contribution to our American self- consciousness
This challenging collection focuses, as it were , the appraising eyes of white folks on the Negro's life and of Negroes on their own life and development in what seems to me a new and stimulating way.
Great emotional waves may not be stirred by taking cognizance of the performances of Negroes in art and literature, but faithfulness to an ideal of proportion or fair play makes us uneasy lest through ignorance we miss something by straying into the tangles of prejudice.
Most of us claim to recognize Miss Millay's thought that
"He whose soul is flat, the sky Will fall in on him by and by.”
and will follow with zest the explorations of appraising eyes which have been made available to us in attractive form on these pages .
L. HOLLINGSWORTH WOOD .
FOREWORD By L. Hollingsworth Wood INTRODUCTION - By Charles S. Johnson JUMBY- A Story by Arthur Huff Fauset ON THE ROAD ONE DAY, LORD - By Paul Green. DUSK-A Poem by Mae V. Cowdery DIVINE AFFLATUS -A Poem by Jessie Fauset GENERAL DRUMS -A Story by John Matheus GULLAH - By Julia Peterki REQUIEM - A Poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson. FORECLOSURE-A Poem by Sterling A. Brown DREAMER- A Poem by Langston Hughes THE DUNES -A Poem by E. Merrill Root EIGHTEENTH STREET-An Anthology in Color by Nathan Ben Young JOHN HENRY-A Negro Legend by Guy B. Johnson THINGS SAID WHEN HE WAS GONE-A Poem by Blanche Taylor Dickinson APRIL IS ON THE WAY-A Poem by Alice Dunbar Nelson THE FIRST ONE- A Play in One Act by Zora Neale Hurston THIS PLACE-A Poem by Donald Jeffrey Hayes THREE POEMS- By Countee Cullen NEW LIGHT ON AN OLD SONG- By Dorothy Scarborough LA PERLA NEGRA- By Edna Worthley Underwood THE NEGRO OF THE JAZZ BAND -Translated from the Spanish of Jose M. Salaverria by Dorothy Peterson IDOLATRY- A Poem by Arna Bontemps TO CLARISSA SCOTT DELANY-A poem by Angelina W. Grimke JUAN LATINO, MAGISTER LATINUS - By Arthur A. Schomburg AND ONE SHALL LIVE IN TWO-A Poem by Jonathan H. Brooks A POEM - By Phillis Wheatley THE RUNAWAY SLAVE AT PILGRIM'S POINT By Elizabeth Barrett Browning.. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF RACE PREJUDICE -By Ellsworth Faris FACSIMILES of Original Manuscripts of Paul Laurence Dunbar SYBIL WARNS HER SISTER-A Poem by Anne Spencer SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE AMERICAN RACE PROBLEM— By Eugene Kinckle Jones ARABESQUE-A Poem by Frank Horne PHANTOM COLOR LINE- By T. Arnold Hill THE CHANGING STATUS OF THE MULATTO — By E. B. Reuter SUFFRAGE- By William Pickens CONSECRATION - A Poem by Lois Augusta Cuglar UNDERGRADUATE VERSE- Fisk University OUR LITTLE RENAISSANCE- By Alain Locke MY HEART HAS KNOWN ITS WINTER-A Poem by Arna Bontemps RACIAL SELF- EXPRESSION- By E. Franklin Frazier OUR GREATEST GIFT TO AMERICA- by George S. Schuyler EFFIGY A Poem by Lewis Alexander THE NEGRO ACTOR'S DEFICIT- By Theophilus Lewis TWO POEMS - By Edward S. Silvera DUNCANSON- By W. P. Dabney YOUTH -A Poem by Frank Horne THE PROSPECTS OF BLACK BOURGEOISIE— By Abram Harris TO A YOUNG POET-A Poem by George Chester Morse A PAGE OF UNDERGRADUATE VERSE- Shaw University, Lincoln University, Tougaloo College, Howard University VERISIMILITUDE-A Story by John P. Davi MRS . BAILEY PAYS THE RENT-By Ira DeA. Reid A SONNET TO A NEGRO IN HARLEM —A Poem by Helene Johnson TOKENS -A Story by Gwendolyn Bennett A PAGE OF UNDERGRADUATE VERSE-Tougaloo College, Cleveland College of Western Reserve University THE RETURN-A Poem by Arna Bontemps I -By Brenda Ray Moryck A GLORIOUS COMPANY - By Allison Davis A STUDENT I KNOW-A Poem by Jonathan H. Brooks AND I PASSED BY- By Joseph Maree Andrew WHO'S WHO