African-American literature

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The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
By Langston Hughes, The Nation, 23 June 1926. The mountain standing in the way of any true Negro art in America—this urge within the race toward whiteness, the desire to pour racial individuality into the mold of American standardization, and to be as little Negro and as much American as possible. The Black middle class.
For my people
Poem by Margaret Walker Alexander (1942).
Strange Fruit
Poem by Lewis Allen (1939). Best known as sung by Billie Holiday.
Richard Wright's Book Black Boy under attack in Jacksonville FL
By Susan Burnett, 22 May 1997. Support requested in a case of censorship of Richard Wright͇s books, Black Boy and an attack on Native Son.
Langston Hughes: Working-class voice for equality, peace and socialism
By George Fishman, People’s Weekly World, 30 March 2002. Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is justifiably known as the Poet Laureate of the African-American people. Always with him the equality cause was linked with the cause of the multi-racial working class as a whole and oppressed people and people of color world wide.