I reviewed Brian Dolinar’s Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation for the Graduate Center Advocate. With chapters on the National Negro Congress, Langston Hughes, Chester Himes, and the cartoonist Ollie Harrington, Dolinar makes the case that the black cultural front (and its antiracist, left politics) established in the 1930s continued… Continue reading Recovering the Black Cultural Front
I reviewed Ellen Gruber Garvey’s Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance for the Graduate Center Advocate. Read the review here. Ellen Gruber Garvey posted my review on her Scrapbook History blog with a really nice note.