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The Black Cultural FrontBlack Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation$
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Brian Dolinar

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032691

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.001.0001

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The National Negro Congress and the Radical Roots of the Black Cultural Front

The National Negro Congress and the Radical Roots of the Black Cultural Front

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The Black Cultural Front

Brian Dolinar

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the National Negro Congress and how it built a coalition of labor organizations and civil rights groups. While the NNC has typically been viewed as a strictly political organization typical of the Popular Front era, it also included a vital cultural component. The NNC’s cultural wing exposed the lack of black artists in the culture industries and worked to place more of them in various fields. At their national conferences, they held special cultural sessions to bring together black writers and artists on the Left and sponsored talent contests to encourage amateur black artists. Before the NNC, other groups were promoted by the Communist Left to organize cultural workers.

Keywords:   labor organizations, civil rights groups, political organization, Popular Front era, cultural component

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