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).

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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).

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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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