1st Edition

Apropos of Africa Sentiments of Negro American Leaders on Africa from the 1800s to the 1950s

By Martin Kilson, A.Cromwell Hill Copyright 1969
    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1969. This is part of a series that comprises reprints as well as original works on various aspects of African life- history, institutions, culture, political and social thought, and eminent African personalities. As 'Africana' in the title indicates, the term 'African' is used liberally and includes persons of African descent in the New World whose life and work are clearly and deeply identified with Africa. The reprints are in most part landmarks of African writing and each will contain a new introduction placing the author's life, ideas and activities in perspective.

    Part 1 Let’s Go Home to Africa; Chapter 1 Paul Cuffe, 1759–1817; Chapter 2 Martin Delany, 1812–1885; Chapter 3 Free Negroes; Chapter 4 Frederick Douglass, 1817–1895; Chapter 5 Henry McNeal Turner, 1834–1915; Chapter 6 John Henry Smyth, 1844–1908; Chapter 7 Marcus Garvey, 1887–1939; Chapter 8 Elijah Muhammad, 1897–; Part 2a How Negro Americans Can Help; Chapter 9 How Negro Americans Can Help; Chapter 10 Lott Cary, 1780–1828; Chapter 11 Alexander Crummell, 1819–1898; Chapter 12 George Washington Williams, 1849–1891; Chapter 13 Booker T. Washington, 1859–1915; Chapter 14 John Wesley Gilbert, 1865–1923; Chapter 15 Frederic J. Loudin, 1840–1904; Chapter 16 John Edward Bruce, 1856–1923; Chapter 17 Harry Dean, 1864–?; Chapter 18 Paul Robeson, 1897–; Chapter 19 James H. Robinson, 1907–; Chapter 20 Carter Godwin Woodson,*From: Kelly Miller, An Estimate of Carter G. Woodson and His Work in Connection with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Inc., Washington, D.C., The Association for The Study of Negro Life and History, 1926. 1875–1950; Part 2b How Negro Americans Can Help; Chapter 21 Constitution of the African Civilization Society*The Anglo-African (New York), Vol. 2, no. 33, March 14, 1863.; Chapter 22 African Civilization Society*Douglass’ Monthly, February, 1859. Reprinted by permission of International Publishers, New York, from The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass by Philip S. Foner, 1950, vol. 2, pp. 441–7., Frederick Douglass; Chapter 23 Lynchburg ‘African Development Society’, c. 1899*George Shepperson and Thomas Price (eds.), Independent African, Edinburgh University Press, 1958, Appendix 2, pp. 533–35. Reprinted with permission of the author.; Chapter 24 American Negro Academy; Chapter 25 Organized March 5, 1897 American Negro Academy*From the Private Papers of John W. Cromwell. With the permission of the family., Alexander Crummell; Chapter 26 Children of the Sun*From the Private Papers of John W. Cromwell. With the permission of the family.; Chapter 27 Sons of Africa; Chapter 28 Negro Society for Historical Research; Chapter 29 African Union Company Prospectus and Report; Chapter 30 Memorandum in re the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History*Reprinted by kind permission of the Moorland Collection, Founders Library Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Chapter 31 Marcus Garvey, 1887–1939; Chapter 32 Constitution of the Universal Negro Improvement Association; Chapter 33 Sixth Annual International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World*The Gold Coast Times, June 15, 1929, p. 5., Kingston B. W. I. Jamacia; Chapter 34 Council on African Affairs; Chapter 35 Constitution of the American Society of African Culture*Reprinted by kind permission of the Society.; Chapter 36 American Society of African Culture; Part 3 When I Was in Africa; Chapter 37 Henry McNeal Turner,*For biographical sketch see p.42 1834–1915; Chapter 38 Levi Jenkins Coppin, 1848–1924; Chapter 39 Letters from South Africa*Bishop L. J. Coppin, Letters from South Africa. Philadelphia, A.M.E. book concern, n.d., 210 p., Bishop L. J. Coppin; Chapter 40 Eslanda Robeson, 1896–1965; Chapter 41 “We Go”*Eslanda Goode Robeson, African Journey, pp. 13–19. Copyright © 1945 by Eslanda Goode Robeson and reprinted by permission of The John Day Company, Inc., publisher., Eslanda Robeson; Chapter 42 Richard Wright, 1909–1960; Chapter 43 Open Letter to Kwame Nkrumah*Richard Wright, Black Power, pp. 342–351. Copyright © 1954 by Richard Wright and reprinted by permission of Harper and Row, publishers., Richard Wright; Chapter 44 Era Belle Thompson; Chapter 45 Africa, Land of My Fathers*Era Belle Thompson, Africa, Land of My Fathers. Copyright © 1954 by Era Belle Thompson. Reprinted by permission of Doubleday & Company, Inc., Era Belle Thompson; Chapter 46 Horace Mann Bond, 1894–; Chapter 47 Howe and Isaacs in the Bush, Horace Mann Bond; Part 4 Negro Self-Identity and Pan-Africanism; Chapter 48 Timothy Thomas Fortune, 1856–1928; Chapter 49 The Nationalization of Africa*Professor J. W. E. Bowen, Ph.D., D.D., Editor; Africa and the American Negro. Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa held under the auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition. Dec. 13–15, 1895, pp. 199–204. Atlanta: Gammon Theological Seminary, 1896., T. Thomas Fortune; Chapter 50 W. E. B. DuBois 1868–1963; Chapter 51 The American Negro Intelligentsia*Présence Africaine, N.S., 5 (Dec. 1955–Jan. 1956), pp. 34–51., W. E. B. DuBois; Chapter 52 Emmett Jay Scott, 1873–1940; Chapter 53 Is Liberia Worth Saving?*Journal of Race Development, Vol. 1, No. 3: Jan., 1911; pp. 284–301., Emmett J. Scott; Chapter 54 James Weldon Johnson, 1871–1939; Chapter 55 Africa at the Peace Table and The Descendants of Africans in Our American Democracy*“Africa and the World”, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Annual Conference, 1919, pp. 13–20. Reprinted by permission of the Association., James Weldon Johnson; Chapter 56 Ralph J. Bunche, 1904–; Chapter 57 A World View of Race*Ralph J. Bunche, A World View of Race, the Associates in Negro Folk Education of Washington, D.C., pp. 38–39, 41–43, 46–48, 61–65. Reprinted with permission of the author., Ralph J. Bunche; Chapter 58 George S. Schuyler, 1895–; Chapter 59 Slaves Today*Pittsburgh Courier, October 17, 1931. Reprinted by kind permission of the editor.; Chapter 60 Alain Locke, 1886–1954; Chapter 61 Apropos of Africa*Opportunity, February, 1924, pp. 37–58. Reprinted by kind permission of The National Urban League., Alain Locke; Chapter 62 Canada Lee, 1907–1950; Chapter 63 Africa and a New World A-Coming, Canada Lee; Chapter 64 E. Franklin Frazier, 1894–1962; Chapter 65 The Failure of the Negro Intellectual*Negro Digest, February, 1962, pp. 26–36. Reprinted by kind permission of the editor., Dr. E. Franklin Frazier; Chapter 66 James W. Ford, 1893–1957; Chapter 67 The Negro People and The World Situation*James Ford, The Negro People and the World Situation, 1941. Reprinted by permission of New Outlook Publishers., James W. Ford; Chapter 68 The Vital Problem of the Right of Trade Unions in Countries in Africa*The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. XVI (Spring, 1947), pp. 251–256. Reprinted by permission of the editor., James W. Ford; Chapter 69 A. Philip Randolph, 1889–; Chapter 70 Charles C. Diggs, Jr., 1922–; Chapter 71 The Role of the American Negro in American-African Relations*Address given at the Second Annual Conference of the American Society of African Culture, June 26–9, 1959. Reprinted by kind permission of the Society., Charles C. Diggs JR.;


    Adelaide Cromwell Hill