Nearing the tip of a unusual literary occupation that spanned approximately fifty years, Langston Hughes took at the daunting activity of writing the reliable historical past of the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP). starting with the social, political, and fiscal contexts that resulted in the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and finishing with a precis of its designated targets for 1963, Hughes tried to jot down a historical past that might be complete in scope and singular in its goal of highlighting the ways that the organization had a right away and confident impression on racial justice within the usa. targeting the people who had the best effect at the NAACP and the problems with which the association was once so much involved in its first fifty years of lifestyles, Hughes produced the generally acclaimed Fight for Freedom, outstanding an excellent stability among biography and cultural history.

Long prior to the book of Fight for Freedom, Hughes had began writing nonfictional prose approximately those related concerns as a customary columnist and essayist for the nation's so much influential African American courses, together with the Chicago Defender and Crisis. a variety of those renowned columns and different essays—which demonstrate the level to which Hughes's distinctive, assorted, and occasionally Blues- tinged narrative voice shifted in tone over the process his large career—is integrated during this volume.

Hughes intersperses ancient proof with compelling anecdotes that frequently body subtly ironic commentaries on a variety of issues. the result's heritage that offers a lens in which to view Hughes's attitudes within the early Sixties towards the methods the NAACP addressed the important social, cultural, political, and monetary matters significant to its time table. struggle for Freedom and different Writings on Civil Rights makes a special contribution to the oeuvre of an African American author whose complete importance to American literature, heritage, and tradition will remain outlined good into the twenty-first century.

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