The Negro in American culture.

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Program Title:
The Negro in American culture.
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An outstanding panel on Black perceptions of the American setting in art, mainly literature and drama, featuring James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry and Emile Capouya, and Alfred Kazin. Hansberry excoriates the "arbitrary and superficial approach to Negro character of white writers." Baldwin describes his sense of the polarity between being a writer and a Black American in a "state of rage." Poet Hughes explains himself boldly as a "propagandist."

Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, 10 Jan. 1961.
Item duration: 
2 reels (95 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1961.
Rights Summary: 
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