VIDEO: JANE RHODES on THE NEW NEGRO IN THE BLACK PUBLIC SPHERE
From her chapter in FRONT PAGES FRONT LINES: MEDIA AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Author Interview, Book Chapter, Book-Academic, Book-Non-Fiction, Essay, Magazines, Newspapers, Scholarly Resarch, Video, Web-based
In Chapter 5 of Front Pages Front Lines, Prof. Jane Rhodes, the head of African-American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, examines the positions on suffrage and black women’s suffrage activism of black periodicals attached to socialism, the Communist Party, and black nationalist papers. She focuses on the post–World War I era, when black periodicals conveyed the anxiety and grievances about a widespread backlash against black American soldiers, urban antiblack violence, and lynching.