Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du Bois And The Struggle For African American Identity And Memory

Paperback | January 23, 2007

byAmy Helene Kirschke

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The Crisis was an integral element of the struggle to combat racism in America. As editor of the magazine (1910-1934), W. E. B. Du Bois addressed the important issues facing African Americans. He used the journal as a means of racial uplift, celebrating the joys and hopes of African American culture and life, and as a tool to address the injustices black Americans experienced-the sorrows of persistent discrimination and racial terror, and especially the crime of lynching. The written word was not sufficient. Visual imagery was central to bringing his message to the homes of readers and emphasizing the importance of the cause. Art was integral to his political program. Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory reveals how W. E. B. Du Bois created a "visual vocabulary" to define a new collective memory and historical identity for African Americans.

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The Crisis was an integral element of the struggle to combat racism in America. As editor of the magazine (1910-1934), W. E. B. Du Bois addressed the important issues facing African Americans. He used the journal as a means of racial uplift, celebrating the joys and hopes of African American culture and life, and as a tool to address t...

Amy Helene Kirschke is Associate Professor of Art and Art History and African American Studies at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She is author of Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem Renaissance.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.77 inPublished:January 23, 2007Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253218136

ISBN - 13:9780253218131

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. W. E. B. Du Bois and African American Memory and Identity
2. A History of Black Political Cartoons and Illustrations: The Artists
3. The "Crime" of Blackness: Lynching Imagery in The Crisis
4. Theories of Art, Patronage, and Audience
5. Images of Africa and the Diaspora
6. Art, Political Commentary, and Forging a Common Identity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"As the first book to examine Du Bois's use of imagery to create racial pride and convey moral outrage, Art in Crisis offers important insights into the history of visual journalism as well as the contributions of one of the twentieth-century's most significant black periodicals..." -Jhistory