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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Chapters: People from Westmoreland Parish, Peter Tosh, Yellowman, Joel Augustus Rogers, Gladys Bustamante, Negril, Harry J, Teacha Dee, O'Brian Woodbine, Ronnie Davis, South Negril River, S U Hastings, Xtabi, Whitehouse Beach, Scotty, Mike Brooks, Timroy Allen, Richie Stephens, Claude Harriott, Savanna-la-Mar, Sydney Crooks, Petersfield, Jamaica, Reno F.C., Bluefields Beach, C. B. Bucknor, Ken Parker, Afua Cooper, Bim Sherman, Esmond Kentish, South Negril Point, Davita Prendergast, Roaring River Park, Darliston, Little London, Jamaica, John Dunkley, Whitehouse, Jamaica, Frome Sports Club, Hopewell, Westmoreland, Mount Charles, Jamaica. Excerpt: Joel Augustus Rogers (September 6, 1880 - March 26, 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century. Joel Augustus Rogers was born 6 September 1880 (some sources say 1883 ) in Negril, Jamaica. One of eleven children, he was the son of mixed-race parents who were a minister and schoolteacher. His parents were not able to afford to give Rogers or his ten siblings more than a rudimentary education, but stressed the importance of learning. Rogers emigrated from Jamaica to the United States in 1906, where he settled in Harlem, New York. There he lived most of his life. He was there during the Harlem Renaissance, a flowering of African-American artistic and intellectual life in numerous fields. Rogers became a close personal friend of the Harlem-based intellectual and activist Hubert Harrison. While living in Chicago for a time in the 1920s, Rogers worked as a Pullman porter and as a reporter for the Chicago Enterprise. His job of Pullman porter allowed Rogers to travel and observe a wide range of people. Through this travel, Rogers was able to feed his appetite for knowledge, by using various libraries in the cities which he visited. Rogers self-published the results of his research in several books. Rogers' first book From "Superman" to Man, self-published in 1917, attacked notions of African inferiority. From "Superman" to Man is a polemic against the ignorance that fuels racism. Its title is a twist on contemporary works, both George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman and Nietzsche's idea of the "Superman." The central plot revolves around a

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Titel
Westmoreland Parish
Untertitel
People from Westmoreland Parish, Peter Tosh, Yellowman, Joel Augustus Rogers, Gladys Bustamante, Negril, Harry J, Teacha Dee, O'Brian Woodbine, Ronnie Davis, South Negril River, S U Hastings, Xtabi, Whitehouse Beach, Scotty, Mike Brooks
Editor
EAN
9781156097441
ISBN
978-1-156-09744-1
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
24
Gewicht
70g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T1mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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