We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032320
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039084 | DOI:
We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion

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This chapter presents the editorial, “We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion,” where Fortune aligned himself with others during the Harlem Renaissance, calling on African Americans “to make our own literature” and to “write the story ourselves.”

Keywords: editorial; Harlem Renaissance; African American literature

Chapter.  909 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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