Suggestions for Negro History Week Programs

By: (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

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Stapled, off-white wrap with black titles and type. Very light wear and aging. This pamphlet contains “Ballad of Negro History” by Langston Hughes in the first separate printing after an initial appearance in the Negro History Bulletin for February 1952. Hughes poem makes up the rear wrap. Hughes’ lines mention, as historical icons, Crispus Attucks, Denmark Vesey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Dunbar and Johnson, W.E.B.DuBois, Countee Cullen, Ralph Bunche and Josephine Baker.Launched by Carter Goodwin, “Father of Black History”, in 1926, Negro History Week was the precursor to Black History Month, which began in 1970. The “Suggestions” pamphlet was first issued in the 1940s with only 14 pages, the Langston Hughes poem being added in this rare 1952 printing (which does not appear in WorldCat) The pamphlet was expanded to 32pp. in 1959. In addition to the Hughes contribution, the pamphlet has poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and James Weldon Johnson and the text of Johnson’s “Negro National Anthem”. ; Stapled, white pamphlet with black titles and type. Very light wear and aging with a couple of unobtrusive and light smudges. Ir is about near fine. This features the first separate printing of “Ballad of Negro History” by Langston Hughes, after itsfirst appearance in the Negro History Bulletin for February 1952. The Hughes poem makes up the rear wrap. The poem mention, as historical icons, Crispus Attucks, Denmark Vesey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Dunbar and Johnson, W.E.B.DuBois, Countee Cullen, Ralph Bunche and Josephine Baker. Launched by Carter Goodwin in 1926, Negro History Week was the precursor to Black History Month, which began in 1970. This “Suggestions” pamphlet was first issued in the 1940s with only 14 pages, the Langston Hughes poem being added in this rare 1952 printing (which does not appear in WorldCat). The pamphlet was expanded to 32pp. in 1959. In addition to the Hughes contribution, the pamphlet has poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and James Weldon Johnson and the text of Johnson’s “Negro National Anthem”.; Thin 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 16 pages

Title: Suggestions for Negro History Week Programs

Author Name: (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Washington DC, Central State College Press: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: (1952)

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 15828

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Negro History Week Langston Hughes Carter Goodson