Nearing the tip of a uncommon literary profession that spanned approximately fifty years, Langston Hughes took at the daunting activity of writing the professional background of the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP). starting with the social, political, and monetary contexts that resulted in the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and finishing with a precis of its certain objectives for 1963, Hughes tried to write down a historical past that may be accomplished in scope and singular in its objective of highlighting the ways that the organization had a right away and optimistic impression on racial justice within the usa. concentrating on the people who had the best effect at the NAACP and the problems with which the association used to be such a lot involved in its first fifty years of lifestyles, Hughes produced the generally acclaimed Fight for Freedom, awesome a great stability among biography and cultural history.

Long ahead of the book of Fight for Freedom, Hughes had began writing nonfictional prose approximately those similar concerns as a typical columnist and essayist for the nation's so much influential African American courses, together with the Chicago Defender and Crisis. a range of those well known columns and different essays—which display the level to which Hughes's designated, different, 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 quite a few topics. the result's background that offers a lens during which to view Hughes's attitudes within the early Nineteen Sixties towards the methods the NAACP addressed the very important social, cultural, political, and monetary matters important to its schedule. struggle for Freedom and different Writings on Civil Rights makes a special contribution to the oeuvre of an African American author whose complete value to American literature, background, and tradition will stay outlined good into the twenty-first century.

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