The South’s New Negroes and African American Visions of Progress at the Atlanta and Nashville International Expositions, 1895-1897

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The article discusses African American participation in the Atlanta, Georgia, Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895 and the Nashville, Tennessee, Centennial and International Exposition in 1897. It examines the concept of the "new negro" and black identity, African American visions of progress, and the concept of Jim Crow modernity in the U.S. South at the end of the 19th century.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-326
JournalJournal of Southern History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014