Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

by Gerald Horne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814736483

ISBN-13: 9780814736487

Pub. Date: 02/15/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

"Horne's writing handsomely communicates the artistic, political and social climate of the world that created the multidimensional Graham Du Bois... You will not want to put it down."

Black Issues Book Review

"A fascinating account of the extraordinary life of W. E. B. Du Bois's widow: a complex, creative woman who lived a colorful, meaningful

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"Horne's writing handsomely communicates the artistic, political and social climate of the world that created the multidimensional Graham Du Bois... You will not want to put it down."

Black Issues Book Review

"A fascinating account of the extraordinary life of W. E. B. Du Bois's widow: a complex, creative woman who lived a colorful, meaningful life."

Essence

"Horne is the first biographer to grant Shirley Graham Du Bois her due."

Boston Globe

"Gerald Horne rescues Shirley Graham Du Bois from historical obscurity and from the shadow of her husband."

The Women's Review of Books

One of the most intriguing activists and artists of the twentieth century, Shirley Graham Du Bois also remains one of the least studied and understood. In Race Woman, Gerald Horne draws a revealing portrait of this controvertial figure who championed the civil rights movement in America, the liberation struggles in Africa and the socialist struggles in Maoist China. Through careful analysis and use of personal correspondence, interviews, and previously unexamined documents, Horne explors her work as a Harlem Renaissance playwright, biographer, composer, teacher, novelist, Left political activist, advisor and inspiration, who was a powerful historical actor.

Author Biography: Gerald Horne is Professor and Director of the Institute of African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is author of Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736487
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
363
Sales rank:
617,995
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Preface1
Introduction: Perspectives16
1 Family38
2 On Her Journey Now52
3 The Middle of Her Journey71
4 Crossroads89
5 Shirley Graham Du Bois115
6 Home134
7 On the Road Again152
8 Mother, Africa173
9 Detour197
10 Black, to the Left217
11 The End of Her Journey243
Notes265
Index347
About the Author363

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