Survey Graphic (March 1925), Harlem Mecca of the New Negro - Ed. Alain Locke
The contributors to this edition include W.E.B Du Bois, Arthur Schomburg, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen. Harlem Mecca is an indispensable aid for gaining a better understanding of the Harlem Renaissance. 1925*, 1980. 92 pgs. illus. Paperback.
*Original publication date.
This special issue of "Survey Graphic" was a seminal, prototypical entry in defining New Negro identity and artistry before Locke published his renowned anthology later that year. The fact that Black Classic Books has made it available for purchase and research is invaluable, and the product itself is an incredible reproduction! I couldn't recommend it more and can't thank BCB enough for making it available!
My expectations were high and they were more than met. I’d head about this prelude to the New Negro and finally got to read it as Alain Locke intended. What more could I ask for?