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Fight for freedom and other writings on civil rights

Author: Langston Hughes; Christopher C De Santis
Publisher: Columbia ; London : University of Missouri Press, ©2001.
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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 targeted goals for 1963, Hughes attempted to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Fight for freedom and other writings on civil rights.
Columbia ; London : University of Missouri Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)48669660
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Christopher C De Santis
ISBN: 0826263828 9780826263827 0826213715 9780826213716
OCLC Number: 56723440
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (1962) : The first decade --
Between wars --
World War II --
Pinning down the law --
Victory poses problems --
Making democracy work --
OTHER WRITINGS ON CIVIL RIGHTS: Brown America in jail: Kilby --
One more conference --
Cowards from the colleges --
Too much of race --
The need for heroes --
What the Negro wants --
What to do now --
Walter White's first Twenty-Five --
Simple and the NAACP --
The accusers' names nobody will remember, but history records Du Bois --
Be your own Santa Claus by putting more civil rights in your stocking --
From Rampart Street to Harlem I follow the trail of the blues --
Langston Hughes speaks --
A sentimental journey to Cairo, Illinois --
Emmett Till, Mississippi, and congressional investigations --
Du Bois greatness has a birthday --
Golden anniversary of the NAACP --
Remarks by Langston Hughes in acceptance of 45th Spingarn Medal.
Other Titles: Fight for freedom
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Christopher C. De Santis.

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This volume contains Langston Hughes's history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It also features a selection of Hughes's popular columns and other essays for  Read more...

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