Black Christ, red flag: Langston Hughes on Scottsboro

Thurston, Michael
October 1995
College Literature;Oct95, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p30
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Surveys Langston Hughes' works treating Scottsboro from the iconically sparse thirteen line `Christ in Alabama' to the `red flag' polemics of his play `Scottsboro Limited.' Connection between text, politics, and reader; Hughes' aim of cutting across race borders to unite whites and blacks; Utilization of folk/proletarian element in verse.


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