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Langston Hughes and the *Chicago Defender* Essays on Race, Politics, and Culture, 1942-62

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ISBN-10: 0252064747

ISBN-13: 9780252064746

Edition: 1995

Authors: Langston Hughes, Christopher C. De Santis, Langston Hughes, Christopher C. De Santis

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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes, one of the foremost black writers to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. Hughes briefly attended Columbia University before working numerous jobs including busboy, cook, and steward. While working as a busboy, he showed his poems to American poet Vachel Lindsay, who helped launch his career. He soon obtained a scholarship to Lincoln University and had several works published. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. In addition to the black dialect, he incorporated the rhythms of jazz and the blues into his poetry. While many recognized his talent, many blacks…    

Acknowledgments
Editorial Method
Introduction
No Half-Freedoms
Key Chains with No Keys
Get Together, Minorities
The See-Saw of Race
Sorry Spring
U.S. Likes Nazis and Franco Better Than Its Own Negroes
A Sentimental Journey to Cairo, Illinois
The Dilemma of the Negro Teacher Facing Desegregation
How to Integrate without Danger of Intermarriage
A Brickbat for Education - A Kiss for the Bedroom in Dixie
The Man of the Year for 1958
Sit Tight - and Don't Squirm
Are You Spanish?
Doc, Wait! I Can't Sublimate!
Theaters, Clubs, and Negroes
Adventures in Dining
Encounter at the Counter
Freight
With the Crumbling of the Old Chain, Jim Crow Crumbles, Too
MacArthur Lives in the Waldorf-Astoria; Gilbert Lives in Jail
From Rampart Street to Harlem I Follow the Trial of the Blues
In Racial Matters in St. Louis "De Sun Do Move"
Old Customs Die Hard
Jim Crow's Epitaph
Letter to the South
Hold Tight! They're Crazy-White
Nazi and Dixie Nordics
Fair Play in Dixie
Dear Old Southland
The Death of Bilbo
The Sunny South
Far from Living Up to Its Name, Dixie Has Neither Manners nor Shame
The Quaint, Queer, Funny Old South Has Its Ways
Concerning a Great Mississippi Writer and the Southern Negro
The Same Old Fight All Over Again in Dixie
Jokes on Our White Folks
Letter to White Shopkeepers
Suggestions to White Shopkeepers
The Snake in the House
Nerve of Some White Folks
Our White Folks: Shame!
Our White Folks: So?
Our White Folks: Boo!
Those Little Things
Harlem's Bitter Laughter
The Folk Lore of Race Relations
America after the War
The World after the War
The Detroit Blues
Photographs from Teheran
Colored Lived There Once
Invasion!!!!
Over-Ripe Apple
The Animals Must Wonder
The Fall of Berlin
He'd Leave Him Dying
Ask for Everything
If Dixie Invades Europe
Gall and Glory
Hey, Doc! I Got Jim Crow Shock!
Fifty Young Negroes
The Purple Heart
War and a Sorry Fear
V-J Night in Harlem
North, South, and the Army
The Red Army
Army of Liberation
The Soviet Union
The Soviet Union and Jews
The Soviet Union and Color
The Soviet Union and Women
The Soviet Union and Health
Faults of the Soviet Union
Light and the Soviet Union
Are You a Communist?
A Thorn in the Side
A Portent and a Warning to the Negro People from Hughes
Old Ghost Appears before the Un-American Committee and Refuses to Remove His Hat
The Accusers' Names Nobody Will Remember, but History Records Du Bois
Why Ill Winds and Dark Clouds Don't Scare Negroes Much
Child of Charm
Music at Year's End
The Duke Plays for Russia
On Leaping and Shouting
Art and Integrity
Art and the Heart
Words to Remember: Stein's
Return of the Native - Musically Speaking - the Drums Come to Harlem
The Influence of Negro Music on American Entertainment
How a Poem Was Born in a Jim Crow Car Rattling from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Slavery and Leadbelly Are Gone, but the Old Songs Go Singing On
Jazz: Its Yesterday, Today and Its Potential Tomorrow
"House Rent Parties" Are Again Returning to Harlem
That Sad, Happy Music Called Jazz
Why and Wherefore
Don't Be a Food Sissy
On Missing a Train
Saturday Night
Random Thoughts on Nice People
On Human Loneliness
My Day
My Nights
New York and Us
From the International House, Bronzeville Seems Far Far Away
Notes
Bibliography
Index