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The Resource Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II, Farah Jasmine Griffin

Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II, Farah Jasmine Griffin

Label
Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II
Title
Harlem nocturne
Title remainder
women artists & progressive politics during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Harlem Nocturne, eminent scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin tells the stories of three black female artists who emerged during this period of unprecedented openness, flourishing professionally while also making enormous political strides for their fellow women and African Americans. Novelist Ann Petry, choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus, and composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams all achieved great fame during the 1940s. Like many African Americans in New York at the time, they weren't native to the city; Petry, a fourth generation New Englander, was born in Connecticut and arrived in Harlem as a newlywed, while Williams was born in Atlanta and only settled in Harlem after years on the road. Primus, for her part, was born in Trinidad and emigrated to New York when she was three years old. All three of these women would make significant contributions to their fields. Petry joined Richard Wright as a major new literary voice; through her work, especially her acclaimed novel The Street, she wrote about the complexities of life for working class black women. Mary Lou Williams became a major figure in the emergence of Be-Bop, and as a keyboardist and composer defied the notion that women could only contribute to jazz as vocalists. Pearl Primus, meanwhile, was a favorite of New York Times dance critic John Martin and performed across the globe and in front of enormous crowds, including at the 1943 Negro Freedom Rally at Madison Square Garden to an audience of 20,000"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Dewey number
704/.04208996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX512.3.A35
LC item number
G75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petry, Ann
  • Primus, Pearl
  • Williams, Mary Lou
  • African American women artists
  • African American women artists
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pearl Primus : dancing freedom -- Ann Petry : walking Harlem -- Rollin' with Mary Lou Williams
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780465018758
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013-010855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022724123
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000882058
  • (OCoLC)ocn833147052
  • (OCoLC)833147052
Label
Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pearl Primus : dancing freedom -- Ann Petry : walking Harlem -- Rollin' with Mary Lou Williams
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780465018758
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013-010855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022724123
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000882058
  • (OCoLC)ocn833147052
  • (OCoLC)833147052

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