Colored memories : a biographer's quest for the elusive Lester A. Walton / Susan Curtis.Material type: TextPublication details: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826266293; 0826266290Subject(s): Walton, Lester A., 1882-1965 | Walton, Lester A., 1882-1965 | Walton, Lester A | African Americans -- Biography | African American journalists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Theater critics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | African Americans -- Race identity -- Case studies | Memory -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies | Biography -- Research -- United States -- Case studies | New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations -- Case studies | African American journalists | African Americans | African Americans -- Intellectual life | African Americans -- Race identity | Biography -- Research | Intellectual life | Memory -- Social aspects | Race relations | Theater critics | New York (State) -- New York | United States | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | Case studies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Colored memories.DDC classification: 070.92 | B LOC classification: E185.97.W1344 | C87 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index.
"Explores the life of African American Lester A. Walton whose illustrious career spanned the first six decades of the twentieth century but who is now forgotten. Curtis explores the failure of collective memory and America's obsession with race as she explains how she discovered Walton and his place in history"--Provided by publisher.
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Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Encountering a Ghost; Remembering Walton; Chapter 1 Lester and Me; Chapter 2 Mysteries in the Archives; Part II: Treachery and Duplicity; Race Man; Chapter 3 Capitalizing Negro; Chapter 4 Pictures of His Face; Chapter 5 A Passing Comment; Chapter 6 The Crisis on the Links; Chapter 7 Something Doin'; Chapter 8 Some Trip; Part III: The Man Behind the Scenes; Representation; Chapter 9 Representing the Democratic Party; Chapter 10 Representing the United States; Chapter 11 Representing Liberia; Part IV: Trauma; Reenactment.
Chapter 12 Escape of the KaffirsChapter 13 Exodus; Bibliography; Index.