"The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World”

Title"The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World”
Year for Search1936
Authors[Schuyler], [George Samuel](1895-1977)
Secondary AuthorsHill, Robert A., and Rasmussen, R. Kent
Tertiary AuthorsSamuel I. Brooks [pseud.]
Secondary TitleThe Pittsburgh Courier
Date PublishedNovember 21, 1936 - July 3, 1937
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

A novella in which an African American brings together African American professionals, the Black Internationale, to liberate Africa from white colonial oppression using whatever means is available, including a level of violence comparable to that of the colonists. Schuyler stresses the exceptional quality of the people involved and makes clear that not all blacks as intelligent. 1937-8 Schuyler is a sequel. Schuyler describes the development of the movement in “The Rise of the Black Internationale.” The Crisis 25.8 (August 1938): 255-57, 274-75, 277. Rpt. in his Black Empire Comprising The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World and Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great Civilization in Modern Africa. Ed. Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rasmussen (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1991), 328-336; and in Rac[e]ing to the Right: Selected Essays of George S. Schuyler. Ed. Jeffrey B. Leak (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001), 29-36. See also 1931 Schuyler.

Additional Publishers

No good file of the Pittsburgh Courier appears to exist, and the editors of the book publication compared the damaged, incomplete, microfilm with Schuyler’s clippings of the stories held by Syracuse University Library. Rpt. in his Black Empire Comprising The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World and Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great Civilization in Modern Africa. Ed. Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rasmussen (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1991), 1-142ith a “Foreword” by John A. Williams (ix-xv), an “Afterword” by the editors (259-323), “Schuyler’s story notes (ca. 1936-1937)” (325-27), and “Bibliography: George S. Schulyer’s Pittsburgh Courier fiction, 1944-1939” (337-44).

Info Notes

See also 1931 Schuyler

Pseudonym

Samuel I. Brooks [pseud.]

Author Note

The author (1895-1977) was an African-American journalist

Full Text

1936-37 [Schuyler, George Samuel] (1895-1977). “The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World.” By Samuel I. Brooks [pseud.]. In his Black Empire Comprising The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World and Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great Civilization in Modern Africa. Ed. Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rasmussen (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1991), 1-142 with a “Foreword” to the volume by John A[lfred] Williams (1925-2015) (xvii-xx), an “Afterword” by the editors (259-323), “Schuyler’s story notes (ca. 1936-1937)” (325-27), and George S. Schuyler’s Pittsburgh Courier fiction, 1933-1939)” (337-44). Originally published in the Pittsburgh Courier (November 21, 1936 - July 3, 1937). No good file of the Pittsburgh Courier appears to exist, and the editors of the book publication compared the damaged, incomplete, microfilm with Schuyler’s clippings of the stories held by Syracuse University Library. PSt

A novella in which an African American brings together African American professionals, the Black Internationale, to liberate Africa from white colonial oppression using whatever means is available, including a level of violence comparable to that of the colonists. Schuyler stresses the exceptional quality of the people involved and makes clear that not all blacks as intelligent. 1937-8 Schuyler is a sequel. Schuyler describes the development of the movement in “The Rise of the Black Internationale.” The Crisis 25.8 (August 1938): 255-57, 274-75, 277. Rpt. in his Black Empire Comprising The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World and Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great Civilization in Modern Africa. Ed. Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rasmussen (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1991), 328-336; and in Rac[e]ing to the Right: Selected Essays of George S. Schuyler. Ed. Jeffrey B. Leak (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001), 29-36. See also 1931 Schuyler. The author was an African-American journalist.