Herbert J. Seligmann

From Wikitia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Herbert J. Seligmann
Add a Photo
Herbert Jacob Seligmann

DiedMarch 3, 1984(1984-03-03) (aged 92–93)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materHarvard University
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Lilias H. MacLane
  • Lise née Reuss Seligmann

Herbert Jacob Seligmann (1891 - March 3, 1984) was an American author and journalist.[1] He wrote about civil rights issues as well as artists.[2] During his career he was a publicity director for the NAACP and worked for the Jewish Telegraph Agency.[2]

He graduated from Harvard University.[1]

He nominated Eddie Tolan for the NAACP's Springarn Award in 1932.[3]

He wrote poetry, books about D. H. Lawrence, Albert R. Brand, and J. Hendrix McLane, as well as articles.

Franz Boas wrote the introduction to his book on Naxi race theories.[4]

His first marriage was to Lilias H. MacLane and his second to Lise née Reuss Seligmann.[2][1]

Alfred Stieglitz , a friend of Seligmamn's, photographed him producing a palladium print. Seligmann transcribed conversations and comments by Stieglitz, publishing them as Alfred Stieglitz Talking in 1966.[5]


  • The Negro Faces America (1920)
  • "The Menace of Race Hatred" March, 1920 The Atlantic[6]
  • D.H. Lawrence, An American Interpretation (1924)[7]
  • Sun and Tides (1932), a book of poems
  • Race Against Man (1939)[8]
  • Man and Bird Together, a memoir of Albert R. Brand; and Voyages
  • A South Carolina independent of the 1880's: J. Hendrix McLane (1965)[9]
  • Alfred Stieglitz Talking (1966).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Herbert J. Seligmann". March 7, 1984 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Herbert J. Seligmann Papers, 1908-1984 The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
  3. Memorandum from Herbert J. Seligmann to N.A.A.C.P. Spingarn Medal Award Committee, November 18, 1932 University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  4. htttp://www.jta.org/1939/03/26/archive/expose-of-nazi-race-theories-published-in-book-by-seligmann-former-j-d-c-aide/
  5. https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.35616.html
  6. J.Seligmann, Herbert. "Herbert J. (Herbert Jacob) Seligmann | Harper's Magazine". harpers.org.
  7. "Seligmann, Herbert J. (Herbert Jacob), 1891- | The Online Books Page". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu.
  8. Seligmann, Herbert Jacob (June 18, 1939). "Race against man". New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons – via Trove.
  9. Seligmann, Herbert Jacob (June 18, 1965). "A South Carolina independent of the 1880's: J. Hendrix McLane" – via Google Books.

External links

This article "Herbert J. Seligmann" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical. Articles taken from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be accessed on Wikipedia's Draft Namespace.