Embracing Germany: interwar German society and Black Germans through the eyes of African-American reporters

AITKEN, Robbie (2017). Embracing Germany: interwar German society and Black Germans through the eyes of African-American reporters. Journal of American Studies, 1-27. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article looks at the published reports on visits made to inter-war Germany by prominent black journalists Robert S. Abbot, J.A. Rogers and Lewis K. McMillan. Drawing on their own experiences as well as their engagement with German-based Blacks the reporters contrasted the oppressive conditions black people faced in the US with the apparent lack of colour prejudice in Germany. Their coverage serves as a critique of race relations in the US, while also providing snapshots into the conditions under which Black Germans lived as well as an insight into the writers' own perceptions of a broader Black Diaspora in development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Internationalism; Black Germans; Interwar Germany and United States; African-American Reporters;
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1017/S002187581700041X
Depositing User: Robbie Aitken
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 16:45
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 00:01
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14021

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