Posted on February 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

1925 has been hailed as the greatest year in literature, a claim that’s seen new light this year as its works enter the public domain in the US.

Much attention was given to class of 1925 member The Great Gatsby, but JSTOR recently called attention to its classmate The New Negro: An Interpretation, edited by Alain Locke.

The New Negro is an anthology of work from some of the Harlem Renaissance’s greatest figures, like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Countee Cullen.

Learn more about (or refresh your memory on) the forces that laid the groundwork for The New Negro and what its creators hoped it would achieve in JSTOR.

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