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Jeffrey C. Stewart Wins National Book Award for Biography of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C. Stewart Wins National Book Award for Biography of Alain Locke

Jeffery C. Stewart accepts National Book Award on Nov. 14   THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION went to Jeffrey C. Stewart for “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.” Stewart’s definitive biography explores the public influence and private persona of Alain Locke (1885-1954), the gay intellectual and champion of visual artists who...
Jacob Lawrence Makes Publishing History

Jacob Lawrence Makes Publishing History

TUCKED AMONG A SERIES of reports on the automobile industry and articles on wind energy, Africa and geopolitics, the November 1941 issue of Fortune magazine features a portfolio of 26 paintings by Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Eight pages are devoted to “The Migration of the Negro,” his series depicting the great migration of black Americans from...
Kara Walker: Potential Book Covers for Missing Narratives

Kara Walker: Potential Book Covers for Missing Narratives

AN ARTIST WHOSE WORK garners as much praise for its visual dexterity as it does intellectual debate for its historic and cultural provocation, Kara Walker has moved on from images of slavery and the antebellum South to explore symbols of the New Negro era. The newly published “Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati” complements...