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  • A Dancer in the Revolution

    Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club

    A Cotton Club dancer and Communist Party leader shares the story of his life in arts and activism from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights Era.Through his extraordinary life, Howard “Stretch” Johnson epitomized the generation of African Americans who broke through boundaries to make the United States more democratic. In this lively and engaging memoir, Johnson traces his path to ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • A Dancer in the Revolution

    Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club

    The life of Howard Johnson, nicknamed “Stretch” because of his height (6'5"), epitomizes the cultural and political odyssey of a generation of African Americans who transformed the United States from a closed society to a multiracial democracy. Johnson’s long-awaited memoir traces his path from firstborn of a multiclass/multiethnic” family in New Jersey to dancer in Harlem’s Cotton Club to ... Read more

    $27.59 USD

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