69. The Best We Have: The American Negro Academy

Posted on 7 February 2021

The ANA unites leading African American scholars of the early 20th century, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Ferris, Archibald Grimké, and Kelly Miller (pictured).

Further Reading

• W.H. Ferris, The African Abroad, or His Evolution in Western Civilization (New Haven: 1913).

• K. Miller, Out of the House of Bondage (New York: 1914).

The American Negro Academy Occasional Papers, 1-22 (New York: 1969).


B. Eisenberg, “Kelly Miller: The Negro Leader as a Marginal Man,” Journal of Negro History 45 (1960), 182-97.

• W.J. Moses, “Eurocentrism, Afrocentrism, and William H. Ferris’ The African Abroad, 1911,” Journal of Education 173 (1991), 76-90.

• A.A. Moss Jr., The American Negro Academy: Voice of the Talented Tenth (Baton Rouge: 1981).

• D.D. Bruce Jr., Archibald Grimke: Portrait of a Black Independent (Baton Rouge: 1993).


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