You don't know us Negroes and other essays

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Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., writer of introduction,
West, Margaret Genevieve, writer of introduction,
New York : Amistad, [2022].
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x, 451 pages ; 24 cm
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New York : Amistad, [2022].


Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-440) and index.
"You Don’t Know Us Negroes is the quintessential gathering of provocative essays from one of the world’s most celebrated writers, Zora Neale Hurston. Spanning more than three decades and penned during the backdrop of the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Montgomery bus boycott, desegregation of the military, and school integration, Hurston’s writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could. Collectively, these essays showcase the roles enslavement and Jim Crow have played in intensifying Black people’s inner lives and culture rather than destroying it. She argues that in the process of surviving, Black people re-interpreted every aspect of American culture—'modif[ying] the language, mode of food preparation, practice of medicine, and most certainly religion.' White supremacy prevents the world from seeing or completely recognizing Black people in their full humanity and Hurston made it her job to lift the veil and reveal the heart and soul of the race. These pages reflect Hurston as the controversial figure she was—someone who stated that feminism is a mirage and that the integration of schools did not necessarily improve the education of Black students. Also covered is the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing her lover, a white doctor." --publisher's website


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hurston, Z. N., Gates, H. L., & West, M. G. (2022). You don't know us Negroes and other essays (First edition.). Amistad.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hurston, Zora Neale, Henry Louis Gates and Margaret Genevieve, West. 2022. You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays. Amistad.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hurston, Zora Neale, Henry Louis Gates and Margaret Genevieve, West. You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays Amistad, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hurston, Zora Neale,, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Margaret Genevieve West. You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays First edition., Amistad, 2022.

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