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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American AgitatorA Collection of Writings, 1880-1928$
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Shawn Leigh Alexander

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032320

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032320.001.0001

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We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion

We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion

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(p.253) 30 We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion
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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator
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Shawn Leigh Alexander

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0030

This chapter presents the editorial, “We Must Make Literature to Make Public Opinion,” where Fortune aligned himself with others during the Harlem Renaissance, calling on African Americans “to make our own literature” and to “write the story ourselves.”

Keywords:   editorial, Harlem Renaissance, African American literature

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