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Negotiating Censorship in the 1950s: Lynching as Analogy

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter introduces the 1950s as a time when Hughes had to deal with intense censorship concerns and lynching was witnessing a change of form. It takes a close look at two of his poems “Not for ... More


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