African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

"The New Negro: an Interpretation." Anthology Edited by Alain Locke (full text) (1925)


Table of Contents 

Part I: The Negro Renaissance

The New Negro    Alain Locke    3

Negro Art and America    Albert C. Barnes    19
The Negro in American Literature.    William Stanley Braithwaite    29
Negro Youth Speaks    Alain Locke    47

FICTION

⁠The City of Refuge    Rudolph Fisher    57
⁠Vestiges    Rudolph Fisher    75
⁠Fog.    John Matheus    85
⁠Carma, from Cane    Jean Toomer.    96
⁠Fern, from Cane    Jean Toomer.    99
⁠Spunk    Zora Neale Hurston    105
⁠Sahdji.    Bruce Nugent    113
⁠The Palm Porch    Eric Walrond    115

POETRY

⁠Poems.    Countée Cullen    129
⁠Poems.    Claude McKay    133
⁠Poems.    Jean Toomer.    136
⁠The Creation    James Weldon Johnson    138
⁠Poems.    Langston Hughes.    141
⁠The Day-Breakers    Arna Bontemps    145
⁠Poems    Georgia Johnson.    146
⁠Lady, Lady    Anne Spencer    148
⁠The Black Finger .    Angelina Grimke    148
⁠Enchantment    Lewis Alexander.    149

DRAMA:

The Drama of Negro Life Montgomery Gregory
The Gift of Laughter Jessie Fauset
Compromise (A Folk Play) Willis Richardson

MUSIC:

The Negro Spirituals Alain Locke
Negro Dancers Claude McKay
Jazz at Home J. A. Rogers
Song Gwendolyn B. Bennett
Jazzonia Langston Hughes
Nude Young Dancer Langston Hughes

THE NEGRO DIGS UP HIS PAST Arthur A. Schomburg
American Negro Folk Literature Arthur Huff Fauset
T’appin Told by Cugo Lewis
B’rer Rabbit Fools Buzzard
Heritage Countée Cullen
The Legacy of the Ancestral Arts Alain Locke

PART II: The New Negro in a New World

THE NEGRO PIONEERS Paul U. Kellogg
THE NEW FRONTAGE ON AMERICAN LIFE Charles S. Johnson

The Road Helene Johnson

THE NEW SCENE:

Harlem: the Culture Capital James Weldon Johnson
Howard: The National Negro University Kelly Miller
Hampton-Tuskegee: Missioners of the Masses Robert R. Moton
Durham: Capital of the Black Middle Class E. Franklin Frazier
Gift of the Black Tropics W. A. Domingo

THE NEGRO AND THE AMERICAN TRADITION

The Negro’s Americanism Melville J. Herskovits
The Paradox of Color Walter White
The Task of Negro Womanhood Elise Johnson McDougald

WORLDS OF COLOR:

The Negro Mind Reaches Out W. E. B. DuBois
 

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