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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252064746
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Method
Introduction 1
No Half-Freedoms 25
Key Chains with No Keys 27
Get Together, Minorities 29
The See-Saw of Race 31
Sorry Spring 33
U.S. Likes Nazis and Franco Better Than Its Own Negroes 34
A Sentimental Journey to Cairo, Illinois 36
The Dilemma of the Negro Teacher Facing Desegregation 38
How to Integrate without Danger of Intermarriage 40
A Brickbat for Education - A Kiss for the Bedroom in Dixie 41
The Man of the Year for 1958 43
Sit Tight - and Don't Squirm 45
Are You Spanish? 49
Doc, Wait! I Can't Sublimate! 51
Theaters, Clubs, and Negroes 53
Adventures in Dining 55
Encounter at the Counter 56
Freight 58
With the Crumbling of the Old Chain, Jim Crow Crumbles, Too 60
MacArthur Lives in the Waldorf-Astoria; Gilbert Lives in Jail 62
From Rampart Street to Harlem I Follow the Trial of the Blues 63
In Racial Matters in St. Louis "De Sun Do Move" 65
Old Customs Die Hard 67
Jim Crow's Epitaph 69
Letter to the South 75
Hold Tight! They're Crazy-White 77
Nazi and Dixie Nordics 78
Fair Play in Dixie 80
Dear Old Southland 82
The Death of Bilbo 84
The Sunny South 86
Far from Living Up to Its Name, Dixie Has Neither Manners nor Shame 87
The Quaint, Queer, Funny Old South Has Its Ways 89
Concerning a Great Mississippi Writer and the Southern Negro 91
The Same Old Fight All Over Again in Dixie 92
Jokes on Our White Folks 97
Letter to White Shopkeepers 99
Suggestions to White Shopkeepers 101
The Snake in the House 103
Nerve of Some White Folks 105
Our White Folks: Shame! 107
Our White Folks: So? 109
Our White Folks: Boo! 110
Those Little Things 112
Harlem's Bitter Laughter 113
The Folk Lore of Race Relations 115
America after the War 121
The World after the War 123
The Detroit Blues 124
Photographs from Teheran 126
Colored Lived There Once 128
Invasion!!!! 130
Over-Ripe Apple 132
The Animals Must Wonder 134
The Fall of Berlin 135
He'd Leave Him Dying 141
Ask for Everything 143
If Dixie Invades Europe 145
Gall and Glory 147
Hey, Doc! I Got Jim Crow Shock! 149
Fifty Young Negroes 151
The Purple Heart 153
War and a Sorry Fear 155
V-J Night in Harlem 156
North, South, and the Army 158
The Red Army 163
Army of Liberation 165
The Soviet Union 167
The Soviet Union and Jews 168
The Soviet Union and Color 170
The Soviet Union and Women 172
The Soviet Union and Health 174
Faults of the Soviet Union 176
Light and the Soviet Union 178
Are You a Communist? 180
A Thorn in the Side 182
A Portent and a Warning to the Negro People from Hughes 184
Old Ghost Appears before the Un-American Committee and Refuses to Remove His Hat 185
The Accusers' Names Nobody Will Remember, but History Records Du Bois 187
Why Ill Winds and Dark Clouds Don't Scare Negroes Much 188
Child of Charm 193
Music at Year's End 195
The Duke Plays for Russia 197
On Leaping and Shouting 199
Art and Integrity 200
Art and the Heart 202
Words to Remember: Stein's 204
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