"Between the Devil and the Deep Sea": The Campaign of 1897
Sketch of H.J. Brown from: "Scenes At the Convention Of Colored Men," Baltimore American, 13 May 1897.
About the Appearance of the Term "New Negro": While most popularized during the black cultural renaissance based in Harlem, N.Y. during the 1920s, the term "New Negro," like its counterpart, "New Women," was a product of the late-nineteenth century.
Copyright: Maryland State Archives, 1997