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Fight for Freedom and Other Writings on Civil Rights (The Collected Works of Langston Hughes #10)
Nearing the end of a distinguished literary career that spanned nearly fifty years, Langston Hughes took on the daunting task of writing the official history of the national Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Beginning with the social, political, and economic contexts that led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and ending with a summary of its tar ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 10th 2001 by University of Missouri
(first published September 2001)
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I chose this book particularly since “Simple” is the common man’s voice during such upheavals as WWII, where paradoxically, blacks and other minorities were fighting for those same freedoms they were being denied back here at “home”. Additionally, Simple would speak to other contradictory systems that oppressed and subjugated peoples’ for decades.
Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."More about Langston Hughes...
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