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Harrington, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell) 1912-1995

Overview
Works: 57 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 2,509 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Biographies  Caricatures and cartoons  Juvenile works  Picture books  Fiction  Poetry  Archives  Personal correspondence  Caricatures 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: NC1429.H333, 741.5973
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Laughing on the outside : the intelligent white reader's guide to Negro tales and humor by Philip Sterling( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bootsie and others : a selection of cartoons by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di balade fun Liṭl-Roḳ by Dora Teitelboim( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in Yiddish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror in Tennessee : the truth about the Columbia outrages by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballade de Little-Rock by Dore Ṭeiṭlboim( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in German and Yiddish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NAACP 1940-55( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, and press releases on the following major topics: Discrimination in Red Cross blood bank programs; publication of NAACP Bulletin; NAACP publicity; Columbia, Tennessee race riot; voter indimidation in Mississippi U.S. Senate race; and NAACP membership drive
Soul shots : political cartoons by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images include a table filled with milk, bread, etc. on top of five U.S.A. missilies that is out of the reach of two malnurished children, who are too short to take the food off of the table ; U.S. Senator seated at his desk holding a noose in his hand showing three other politicians, who look on with amusement ; President Nixon standing on auction block carrying a gun and holding a whip in his hand, next to him are three children with sad looks on their faces ; Nixon and Agnew holding gun and handgrenade in hand, respectively, while riding on top of the planet earth throughout space; Caricature of Nixon of small stature seated at his desk, while a tall man is overlooking him wearing a jacket that reads, jobless; image of poor children looking up at airplane as it passes by them. One child has an amputated leg, while another child guides a blind folded child; Caricature of three politicians praying while sitting at table conducting business; wall hanging in background reads, The family that prays together stays together; image of poor black woman standing infront of Spiro Agnew who points his finger toward her as he talks; surrounding him are other white people holding baseball bat, rope, Confederate flag, with clinched fists, etc
Where is the justice? by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hezekiah Horton by Ellen Tarry( Book )

2 editions published between 1942 and 1944 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark laughter : satiric art of Oliver W. Harrington : from the Walter O. Evans collection of African-American art by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was none other than Langston Hughes who called Oliver Wendell Harrington America's greatest black cartoonist. Yet largely because he chose to live as an expatriate far from the American mainstream, he has been almost entirely overlooked by contemporary historians and scholars of African American culture. Born in 1912 and a graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts, he was a prolific contributor of humorous and editorial cartoons to the black press in the 1930s and 1940s, but he achieved fame for his creation of a cartoon panel called Dark Laughter, a satire of Harlem society and featuring Bootsie, a character in the tradition of the wise fool. Bootsie became widely known and loved wherever black newspapers appeared. For airing strong anti-racist views, Harrington was targeted during the McCarthy era. And in 1951, he was self-exiled in Paris. In 1961, he found himself trapped behind the Berlin Wall. But, he chose to remain in East Germany. His powerful political cartoons were published in East German magazines and in the American Communist newspaper The Daily World . He became a favorite among students and intellectuals in the Eastern Bloc. In America he was mainly forgotten. Here, selected from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art, is an omnibus of Harrington's best cartoons from the past four decades. It highlights his exceptional talent, his potent impact with editorial comment and social criticism, and his deserving of acclaim in his native land
Why I left America, and other essays by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped behind the Berlin Wall, but he chose to remain in East Germany. His cartoons appeared in East German magazines and in the American Communist newspaper The Daily World. Although he became a favorite with Eastern Bloc students and intellectuals, in America Harrington was mainly forgotten. The autobiographical pieces included in Why I Left America and Other Essays, written mainly during the 1960s and 1970s, detail Oliver W. Harrington's experiences as an African
The runaway elephant by Ellen Tarry( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hezekiah and Mr. Ed are driving around looking for a runaway elephant that escaped from the circus
[Capitalist and socialism] by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon drawing shows the big, expensive "Capitalist Super" automobile crashed against a tree as the small, economical "Socialism" automobile carrying a family of husband, wife, and child, with luggage labeled "Full employment, Price stability, Free medical care" rolls by on the roadway
"Here he comes again ... Just back from the moon I guess!" by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing shows two African American boys hiding behind trash cans as a policeman advances down the sidewalk of a tenement neighborhood toward them, he is carrying an automatic rifle; on the verso is an unfinished blue pencil and ink drawing of two African American boys hiding, possibly in a stairwell, as three policemen, one wearing a gas mask, carrying automatic rifles hurry down the sidewalk
A goal to work for by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon drawing shows a large axe, labeled "Forced to close until further notice [signed] Richard, your friendly butcher", stuck in a huge butcher block dripping with blood; the block is set amidst debris associated with Vietnam
[Dreaming on the back stairs.]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Blotchit, take your tanks and feint at Lynchville ... by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon showing three military officers strategizing over how to escort a young African American boy to school. Refers to struggles over school desegration in the South in the 1950s
"The FBI's been 'checkin' your mail since you was spotted at a tenants' meetin' in '47. They told me to deliver these an' tell ya they're sorry." by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon shows a mailman standing under a large sack of mail at an apartment door
The last days of Richard Wright : Mystery of famous writer's life is resolved in exclusive story by his closest friend. by Oliver W Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wild profiteering by Oliver W Harrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoon drawing showing a vulture, with a child in its talons, flying over a city
 
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Dark laughter : satiric art of Oliver W. Harrington : from the Walter O. Evans collection of African-American art
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Why I left America, and other essaysWhy I left America, and other essaysContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Harrington, Oliver

Harrington Oliver 1912-1995

Harrington, Oliver 1913-1995

Harrington, Oliver W.

Harrington, Oliver Wendell 1913-1995

Harrington, Ollie

Harrington Ollie 1912-1995

Harrington, Ollie 1913-1995

Herington, Olli

Herington Olli 1912-1995

Heringṭon, Olli 1913-1995

Oliver W. Harrington

Oliver Wendell Harrington

Ollie Harrington Afroamerikanischer Karikaturist

Ollie Harrington Cartoonist

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הערינגטאן, אללי

הערינגטאן אללי 1912-1995

הערינגטאן, אללי 1913-1995

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