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The Making of African American Identity: Volume III, 1917-1968
Theme: SegregationTheme: MigrationsTheme: ProtestTheme: CommunityTheme: Overcome?
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COMMUNITY





Framing Questions
  •  How has the African American community defined itself?
  •  How has the African American community functioned in the lives of its members?
  •  How have changing notions of African American identity affected definitions of African American community?


1.  Community as Place» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- R. Edgar Iles, "Boley: An Exclusively Negro Town in Oklahoma," essay, Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, August 1925
- James Weldon Johnson, "Harlem: The Culture Capital," essay in Alain Locke, ed., The New Negro, 1925

2.  Community on Film» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- H. Lee Waters, Kannapolis, N.C., film, 1941, in series Movies of Local People, video clips

3.  Community and Self-Help» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- A. I. Dixie and Samuel Dixie, interview, 1994, Behind the Veil Project, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

4.  Image of Community, 1939» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Augusta Savage, Lift Every Voice and Sing (The Harp), plaster sculpture, 1939

5.  Race as Community» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- George Schuyler, "The Negro-Art Hokum," essay, The Nation, 16 June 1926
- Langston Hughes, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," essay, The Nation, 23 June 1926
- E. Franklin Frazier, "Racial Self-Expression," essay in Ebony and Topaz: A Collectanea, ed. Charles S. Johnson, National Urban League, 1927

6.  Community and the Folk» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Zora Neale Hurston, "Spunk," short story, Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, June 1925

7.  Community and Memory» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Henry Dumas, "Ark of Bones," short story, 1974 (published posthumously), excerpt

8.  Community and Culture» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Larry Neal, "The Black Arts Movement," essay, Drama Review, Summer 1968, excerpt

9.  Image of Community, 1968» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity, wood sculpture, 1968

10.  Global Community» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions

- Malcolm X, "Not Just an American Problem, But a World Problem," address delivered in Corn Hill Methodist Church, Rochester, New York, 16 February 1965



Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity, mahogany sculpture (front and back), 1968. Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis. Permission pending.



COMMUNITY
1. Community as Place   2. Community on Film
  3. Community & Self-Help   4. Image, Community 1939   5. Race as Community
6. Community & the Folk   7. Community & Memory
8. Community & Culture   9. Image, Community 1968   10. Global Community








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Segregation | Migrations | Protest | Community | Overcome?


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