A Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922), African-American singer and Social Activist

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Examines the life and work of Emma Azalia Hackley (1867-1922), a musician, social activist, and writer. Hackley worked to preserve spirituals and their connections to African-American communities. Her works , and are presented and analyzed. Includes correspondence, a chronology, and an obituary. Brevard teaches English and African World Studies at Dillard University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773475755
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Black Studies
  • Pages: 436

Table of Contents

Illustrations i
Foreword ii
Acknowledgments iv
Introduction: "Tedious Journeys: Mapping African-American Spirituals and Madame E. Azalia Hackley (1867-1922)" 1
Part I Madame Emma Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922): The Lady and Her Legacy
Chapter 1 "A Charge to Keep I Have": Azalia's Early Years (1867-1894) 15
Chapter 2 "Go In The Wilderness": Denver (1894-1900) 25
Chapter 3 "Gospel Train": Philadelphia and The Washington Conservatory of Music (1900-1915) 33
Chapter 4 "Let Us Cheer The Weary Traveler": Jim Crow Cars and Beyond--Paris, London, Tokyo (1916-1920) 75
Chapter 5 "Balm In Gilead": Madame Hackley's Last Days (1920-1922) 115
Part II "The Soul and Grit of a Colored Prima Donna: Madame E. Azalia Hackley as Journalist" 135
"Hints to Young Colored Artists," (New York Age, 1914-1915) 155
Part III "Lessons Before Dying: Madame Hackley's The Colored Girl Beautiful (1916)" 215
The Colored Girl Beautiful (1916) 239
Part IV A Scrapbook of Madame E. Azalia Hackley
A. Author's Note and Photographs of Madame E. Azalia Hackley 307
B. "Report on Scholarship for 1908" 315
C. Correspondence Between E. Azalia Hackley and James Weldon Johnson (June 6, 1915 through October 21, 1915) 319
D. Advertisements 331
E. The New York Age Salutes Madame Hackley (Obituary by Lucien H. White, December 23, 1922) 333
F. "Chronology" 337
A Guide in Voice Culture (1909) 343
Sheet Music: "Carola, A Serenade" (1918) 367
Bibliography 369
Index 387
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