Celebrate the Fourth with Hubert Harrison

Hubert HarrisonThe coming Fourth of July weekend will no doubt offer up the familiar American images of cookouts and fireworks as well as tributes to former presidents and the founders of the country. However, for those interested in more obscure but equally fascinating American figure, C-SPAN-2 will be re-broadcasting a discussion with Jeffrey Perry, author of Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism.

Harrison was an integral figure in the Harlem Renaissance as a political organizer and cultural critic. As Perry shows in his biography, Harrison is a key unifying link between the two great trends of the Black Liberation Movement: the labor- and civil-rights-based work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the race and nationalist platform associated with Malcolm X.

Information about the broadcast is below and for more on the book, you can also read Perry’s post for the CUP blog, “Who Was Hubert Harrison?” or listen to Perry’s interview with Scott McLemee of Inside Higher Ed:

Friday, July 3 at 6:15 PM: Book TV—CSPAN2 television broadcast of a discussion of Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 with Jeffrey B. Perry and panelists Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History, Fordham University and Komozi Woodard, Professor of History, Sarah Lawrence College. Hosted by Lou Pizzitola. The program will also be on Saturday, July 4 at 6:15 AM.

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