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Feb 08, 2000
| ISBN 9780375755392
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Feb 08, 2000 | ISBN 9780375755392
The Messenger was the third most popular magazine of the Harlem Renaissance after The Crisis and Opportunity. Unlike the other two magazines, The Messenger was not tied to a civil rights organization. Labor activist A. Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen started the magazine in 1917 to advance the cause of socialism to the black masses. They believed that a socialist society was the only one that would be free from racism.The socialist ideology of The Messenger “the only magazine of scientific radicalism in the world published by Negroes,” was reflected in the pieces and authors published in its pages. The Messenger Reader contains poetry, stories, and essays from Paul Robeson, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, and Dorothy West.The Messenger Reader, will be a welcome addition to the critically acclaimed Modern Library Harlem Renaissance series.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed “one of the greatest writers of our time”… More about Zora Neale Hurston
Wallace Thurman (1902–1934), a novelist, essayist, editor, and playwright of the Harlem Renaissance, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and… More about Wallace Thurman
Dorothy West founded the Harlem Renaissance literary magazine Challenge in 1934, and New Challenge in 1937, with Richard Wright as her associate editor. She was… More about Dorothy West
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