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Sondra Kathryn Wilson

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Sondra Katherine Wilson, Ph.D. is a researcher at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute. She is the executor of the James Weldon Johnson estate and the editor of several volumes of his work. She is also the editor of the Modern Library's The Crisis Reader and The Opportunity Reader. She lives in New York City.

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Lift Every Voice and Sing
A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices
Edited by Julian Bond and Dr. Sondra Kathryn Wilson


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 1, 2001
Price: $14.99

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The Crisis Reader
Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the N.A.A.C.P.'s Crisis Magazine
Written by Dr. Sondra Kathryn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $23.00

After its start in 1910, The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races magazine became the major outlet for works by African American writers and intellectuals. In 1920, Langston Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was published in The Crisis and W. E. B. Du Bois, the magazine's editor, wrote... Read more >

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The Messenger Reader
Stories, Poetry, and Essays from The Messenger Magazine
Written by Dr. Sondra Kathryn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $23.00

The Messenger was the third most popular magazine of the Harlem Renaissance after The Crisis and Opportunity. Unlike the other two magazines, The Messenger was not tied to a civil rights organization. Labor activist A. Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen started the magazine in 1917 to advance the cause of... Read more >

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The Opportunity Reader
Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the Urban League's Opportunity Magazine
Written by Dr. Sondra Kathryn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $27.00

Led by the noted sociologist Charles S. Johnson, the Urban League's Opportunity magazine became, along with the N.A.A.C.P.'s Crisis magazine, a central catalyst behind the art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance.  This collection of poetry, fiction, plays, reviews, and essays--many of which have not been available to the general reader since... Read more >
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