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Griffin, Farah Jasmine

Overview
Works: 31 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 9,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Records and correspondence  Sources  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: E185.6, 973.0496073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Inclusive scholarship : developing Black studies in the United States : a 25th anniversary retrospective of Ford Foundation grant making, 1982-2007( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who set you flowin'?" : the African-American migration narrative by Farah Jasmine Griffin( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Ellison, while continuing Wright's vision, reexamined the significance of Black Southern culture. Griffin concludes with Toni Morrison and rappers Arrested Development embracing the South "as a site of African-American history and culture," "a place to be redeemed."
If you can't be free, be a mystery : in search of Billie Holiday by Farah Jasmine Griffin( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Griffin argues that the stereotype of a black woman who can always take center stage to command an audience because of her incredible ability to feel, but not to think, continues to hide the real Holiday from public view. Instead of a mindless "natural" with incredible talent but no discipline, Griffin's Holiday is a jazz virtuoso whose passion and technique made every song she sang forever hers. Instead of being helpless against the racism, sexism and poverty that dominated her life, Holiday is an artist, willing to pay a tremendous price to change the sound of jazz forever. And far from being a victim of overwhelming obstacles, Lady Day is an independent spirit whose greatest legacy is that all hurdles can be overcome, whatever the odds."--Jacket
Beloved sisters and loving friends : letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 by Rebecca Primus( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting collection of letters written at the time of the Civil War that chronicle the lives of two African American women from New England; one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England. Rebecca Primus, daughter of a prominent black Hartford family, was one of the many women who traveled south after the Civil War to teach the newly freed men and women. She was sent by the Hartford Freedmen's Aid Society to Royal Oak, Maryland, where she helped to foung a school later named in her honor, the Primus Institute. Addie Brown was a domestic servant who worked in various households in Connecticut and New York."
Clawing at the limits of cool : Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration ever by Farah Jasmine Griffin( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the collaboration between Miles David and John Coltrane, focusing on their influences upon each other and the impact their music has made in the jazz world
Harlem nocturne : women artists & progressive politics during World War II by Farah Jasmine Griffin( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem's diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at winning democracy for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. In Harlem Nocturne, esteemed scholar Farah Jasmine Griffin tells the stories of three black female artists whose creative and political efforts fueled this movement for change: novelist Ann Petry, a major new literary voice; choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus, a pioneer in her field; and composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams, a prominent figure in the emergence of Be-Bop. As Griffin shows, these women made enormous strides for social justice during the war, laying the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement before the Cold War temporarily froze their democratic dreams. A rich account of three distinguished artists and the city that inspired them, Harlem Nocturne captures a period of unprecedented vitality and progress for African Americans and women in the United States."--
Uptown conversation : the new jazz studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock dancing to the music as he painted; Romare Bearden's stage and costume designs for Alvin Ailey and Dianne McIntyre; Stanley Crouch stirring his high-powered essays in a room where a drumkit stands at the center: from the perspective of
The souls of black folk : essays and sketches by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1903 work depicting the spirit, status, and problems of African Americans since emancipation and reflecting on the history of race and democracy in America
A stranger in the village : two centuries of African-American travel writing( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an intellectual history of Black women( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dedicated to recovering the contributions of thinkers marginalized by both their race and their gender, these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, both formally educated and self-taught, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture. -- from back cover
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what has become a landmark of American history and literature, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl recounts the incredible but true story of Harriet Jacobs, born a slave in North Carolina in 1813. Her tale gains its importance from her descriptions, in great and painful detail, of the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life-and the life of every other black female slave. As a child, Harriet Jacobs remained blissfully unaware that she was a slave until the deaths of both her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, Dr. Flint. Determined to escape, she spends seven years hidden away in a garret in her grandmother's house, three feet high at its tallest point, with almost no air or light, and with only glimpses of her children to sustain her courage. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, she finally wins her battle for freedom by escaping to the North in 1842. A powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl stands alongside Frederick Douglass's classic autobiographies as one of the most significant slave narratives ever written
Living thinkers : an autobiography of Black women in the ivory tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Living Thinkers ... examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and administrators working in U.S. colleges and universities today. Through their diverse narratives, from girlhood to the present, Black women from different disciplines share experiences that have shaped them, including segregated schooling as children, and the trials, disappointments and triumphs encountered in Academia. Though more than 100 years have passed since the doors to higher education opened for Black women, their numbers as faculty members are woefully low and for many still, the image of Black women as intellectuals is incomprehensible. And while overtly expressed racism, sexism and discrimination have declined, their presence is often still often unacknowledged. Through frank and sometimes humorous conversations, this documentary interrogates notions of education for girls and women and the stereotypes and traditions that affect the status of Black women both in and out of the Academy. A perfect companion film for any classroom discussion on the intersection of racism, sexism and/or feminism."--Container
Lady day the complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 by Billie Holiday( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song selections on this 10-CD set are programmed in chronological order, from her first commercial recording in 1933 to the last 78 RPM side she cut for Columbia Records in 1942. These 153 tracks are contained in CDs 1 through 7. A further 77 tracks will be found on CDs 7 through 10. These comprise all known alternate versions of the 153 songs that were either released at a much later date, or never issued at all; broadcast and film soundtracks from the same period; and two 1944 concert performances that originally appeared on V-Discs, a label that was distributed exclusively to the US Armed Forces
A child is born by Geri Allen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geri Allen is getting in the Christmas spirit with her first album of holiday material! A Child is Born features fourteen festive tracks of seasonal splendor that focus on the instrumental music of Allen. From a jazzy improvisation on the classic 'Angels We Have Heard On High' to a rousing 'Amazing Grace' with some impeccable piano work, Allen offers an elegant, peppy album that will make gift giving more stylish
Textural rhythms : quilting the jazz tradition by Carolyn Mazloomi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved sisters and loving friends : Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown correspondence by Rebecca Primus( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of letters written at the time of the Civil War that chronicle the experiences of two African-American women, one who went to the South to start a school, and another who worked as a domestic servant in New England
Strange fruit by Billie Holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture
Songs for the people : a survey of the life and works of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper by Farah Jasmine Griffin( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Sister, Sister?" : recent writings on black and white southern women by Farah Jasmine Griffin( )

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

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Key texts in African American literary criticism by Farah Jasmine Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a selection of African American literary criticism from a historical perspective. Literary criticism was of central importance to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals such as Alain Locke, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, the author notes. Griffin compares the perspectives of DuBois and Hughes, who argued that black art comes from the spirituals, blues, and humor of the urban black working class rather than the black elite. The author notes the emphasis of the protest novel envouraged by Richard Wright. As with Hughes, Wright cites the culture of working-class African Americans as the most fruitful source of inspiration for black artists, but stresses the significance of cultural and political separatism in the lives of black Americans, a black nationalism born of segregation. Griffin notes criticisms of the black protest novel by James Baldwin and others in the 1940s, and discusses the advent of the Black Arts movement in the 1960s. The Black Arts critics were explicitly Black Nationalist in character, but eschewed protest and transcendence from nationalism. The rise of black feminist literature and criticism in the 1970s, the increasingly academic focus of African American literary criticism in the 1980s, and the advent of black queer studies in the 1990s is highlighted. Following the essay, a bibliography of recommended reading, a chronology of events from 1746 to 2004, and a glossary are presented
 
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"Who set you flowin'?" : the African-American migration narrative
Alternative Names
Griffin, Farah J.

Griffin, Farah J. 1963-

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English (73)

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If you can't be free, be a mystery : in search of Billie HolidayBeloved sisters and loving friends : letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868Clawing at the limits of cool : Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration everUptown conversation : the new jazz studiesThe souls of black folk : essays and sketchesA stranger in the village : two centuries of African-American travel writingIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfTextural rhythms : quilting the jazz traditionBeloved sisters and loving friends : Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown correspondence