By Wintz & Finkelm
From the song of Louis Armstrong to the photos through Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical exhibit Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is likely one of the most important advancements in African-American background within the 20th century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the 1st complete compilation of knowledge on all facets of this inventive, dynamic period.For a whole checklist of entries, individuals, and extra, stopover at the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance site.
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He published In the Land of the Pharaohs (1911). He founded and edited African Times and Orient Review (1912–1918) and African and Orient Review (1920), both in London. He worked for Marcus Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in the early 1920s. He settled in Lagos, Nigeria (1931–1945); there, he founded, edited, and managed The Comet (1933– 1943). In Comet, he serialized a novel, Ere Roosevelt Came (1934); and an autobiography, Leaves from an Active Life (1937–1938). He died in Lagos, on 26 February 1945.
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Mencken (1880–1956) and George Jean Nathan (1882–1958). At its peak in 1927, more than 77,000 copies were sold each month. The editorial team and the content went through several major changes, especially after 1933, when Mencken’s resignation led to a drastic drop in readership; but 14 the magazine continued to come out each month, in green-covered 128-page issues, until November 1950. In 1952 it was reorganized as a right-wing journal with no resemblance to its founders’ original vision; publication stopped in 1980.