Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 April 2014

216 Pages | 25 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823256532

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A Dancer in the Revolution

Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club

Howard Eugene Johnson, With Wendy Johnson, and Foreword by Mark D. Naison

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • A Dancer in the Revolution opens up so much material in the little-understood world of jazz and jazz dancing, black culture and interracial culture on the cusp of the civil rights movement (and beyond).
  • What sets this book apart is its coverage of the entire period between 1935 and 1970 and its focus on culture, everyday life and the political movement.
  • Johnson provides a deeper understanding of this famous community and the forces driving its development. Harlem was the largest and most important black community in the United States and when it exploded in 1964, the reverberations were felt throughout black America—igniting the Age of Long, Hot Summers, the violent rebellions that fundamentally altered urban policy in the United States.

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