The Resource A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club, Howard Eugene Johnson, (electronic resource)

A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club, Howard Eugene Johnson, (electronic resource)

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A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club
Title
A dancer in the revolution
Title remainder
Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club
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Howard Eugene Johnson
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eng
Summary
A Cotton Club dancer and Communist Party leader shares the story of his life in arts and activism from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights Era. Through his extraordinary life, Howard "Stretch" Johnson epitomized the generation of African Americans who broke through boundaries to make the United States more democratic. In this lively and engaging memoir, Johnson traces his path to becoming a dancer in Harlem's historic Cotton Club, a communist youth leader and, later, a professor of Black studies. A Dancer in the Revolution is a powerful story of Black resilience and triumph, as well as a window into Harlem's neighborhood life, culture, and politics from the 1930s to the 1970s. Johnson thrived as a leader in the Harlem Communist Party, using his connections as a dancer to forge alliances between the party and the Black community. But Johnson also exposes another-often ignored-aspect of Harlem life: the homoerotic tourism that flourished there in the 1930s. Johnson's journey bears witness to critical times and events that shaped the Black condition and American society in the process. It also illustrates how political activism can be a powerful force, not only for social change, but also personal fulfillment
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Midwest
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1915-2000
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Johnson, Howard Eugene
Dewey number
324.27375092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Johnson, Howard Eugene
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Cotton Club
  • Social reformers
  • Tap dancers
  • Communists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club, Howard Eugene Johnson, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780823256556
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12442269
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MWT12442269
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A dancer in the revolution : Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist at the Cotton Club, Howard Eugene Johnson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823256556
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442269
Publisher number
MWT12442269
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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