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DiedDecember 17, 1927, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseIrene Horton

Hubert Harrison (1883-1927) was an American writer, orator, educator, and critic. He is considered one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the early 20th century.

Born in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, Harrison was the son of a free woman of color and a former slave. He migrated to the United States with his family in 1890, settling in Harlem, New York City. He attended public schools and graduated from high school in 1902.

Harrison began his career as a journalist, writing for The New York Age and The New York Times. He also worked as a lecturer and educator, teaching at the City College of New York and the New York Public Library. In 1915, he founded the Negro Young People’s Progressive Association, one of the first African-American youth organizations.

Harrison’s writings and speeches were highly critical of racism and white supremacy. He was a leading voice in the African-American community for racial equality and self-determination. He also advocated for women’s rights and labor rights.

In 1927, Harrison was killed by a white mob in Harlem. His death sparked riots in several cities across the United States.

Hubert Harrison was a groundbreaking African-American thinker and activist who left a lasting mark on American society.

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Full NameHubert Harrison
DiedDecember 17, 1927, New York City, New York, United States


SpouseIrene Horton

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