The American Negro Academy: Voice of the Talented Tenth

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The first major black American learned society was founded on March 5, 1897, in Washington, D.C. This history of the American Negro Academy discusses in detail its leadership, activities, and legacy. W. E. B. Du Bois, William Crogman, and Francis J. Grimke, with the help of Alexander Crummell, the first president, established this society to promote intellectual activity and refute "the Aryan who attacks the Negro by malicious and false accusations." During its thirty-one years of existence (1897--1928), the ANA issued ...

The American Negro Academy: Voice of the Talented Tenth 1981, Lsu Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807106990

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