Richard B. Moore, Caribbean Militant in Harlem

Richard B. Moore, Caribbean Militant in Harlem

Collected Writings 1920–1972
W. Turner and Joyce Turner
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/22/1992
Format: Paperback 23 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-20759-3
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[This] critical edition of a selection of Richard B. Moore’s essays closes one more gap in the astonishing history of twentieth-century Afro-American nationalism." —Journal of American History

This first collection of Moore’s writings... [is] a welcome and important contribution to scholarship concerned with the political and intellectual history of African peoples in general and of African peoples in the Americas, in particular.... an inspiration to those who follow after to study and emulate his life and achievement." —Journal of American Ethnic History

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Caribbean Background of Richard B. Moore, by Franklin W. Knight

I. Richard B. Moore and His Works, by Joyce Moore Turner
I. From Barbados to Harlem
II. Radical Politics
III. The Pan-Caribbean Movement
IV. The "Awayman" Returns to Barbados
V. Collecting Richard B. Moore’s Speeches and Writings
Notes to Part I

II. Speeches and Writings, edited by W. Burghardt Turner and Joyce Moore Turner

VI. The Caribbean Viewed from Harlem
Caribbean Unity and Freedom (1964)

VII. Early Harlem Agitation
Bogalusa (1920)
Statement and Resolution at Congress of the League Against Imperialism and For National Independence (1927)
An Open Letter to Mr. A. Philip Randolph (1928)
Housing and the Negro Masses (1928)
Statement on Housing before the New York State Legislature (1928)
Problems and Struggles of the Negro Workers (1929)
Excerpts from Mr. President: Free the Scottsboro Boys (1934)

VIII. Harlem and Pan-African Politics
Africa Conscious Harlem (1963)
Du Bois and Pan-Africa (1965)

IX. Afro-American History
The Frederick Douglass Centenary (1941)
The Negro in Freedom’s Wars (1941)
Frederick Douglass and Emancipation (1963)
Afro-Americans and Third Party Movements (1969)
Afro-Americans and Radical Plitics (1969)

X. Rcism and Imperialism
The Name "Negro"—Its Origin and Evil Use (1960)
Book Review of Man’s Most Dangerous Myth et al. (1964)
Introduction to "A New Look at African History": (1964)
The Passing of Churchill and Empire (1965)
Excerpts from Caribs, "Cannibals," and Human Relations (1972)

XI. The Pan-Caribbean Movement in Harlem
Delcaration of Rights of the Caribbean Peoples to Self-Determination and Self-Government (1940)
A Reply to Cordell Hull (1940)
Appeal to the United Nations Conference on International Organization on Behalf of the Caribbean Peoples (1945)
Reply by Richard B. Moore to Mr. Sabben