“Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing is an engaging and outstandingly well-researched study. Paula Marie Seniors has unearthed material that has heretofore been thought to have been lost. The book will serve scholars and historians interested in the social and cultural history of the period, particularly theater historians, who will find new and illuminating information.” —David Krasner, associate professor of performing arts, Emerson College
“Utilizing a variety of primary and secondary sources, Paula Marie Seniors’s scholarship is in conversation with a number of debates, including modernity, masculinity, cultural performance, and race relations at the turn of the century. Her grounding of the work of J. Rosamond Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, and Bob Cole within the age of Booker T. Washington’s Black nationalism makes this book a must read for students and scholars in American cultural studies, drama and theater courses, and Black studies classes that focus on the “New Negro.” —Ula Taylor, associate professor of African American studies, University of California, Berkeley
About the Author
Paula Marie Seniors is assistant professor of Africana Studies and Sociology, Virginia Tech.