FAMOUS NEGRO HEROES OF AMERICA by Langston Hughes

FAMOUS NEGRO HEROES OF AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Langston Hughes, the distinguished poet, pays tribute to a number of American Negroes in our national story. There are salutes to Crispus Attucks, leader of the ""Boston Massacre"", killed by British fire; Esteban, the Negro who left Mexico City under the leadership of a Franciscan monk, in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola; Paul Cuffe, the one-time whaler whose travels to Africa convinced him the dark continent could offer refuge to American Negroes -- though others of his race demurred; Jim Beckwourth, the mulatto adventurer who was for a time member of the Blackfoot tribe. In the culminating story of the struggle to be equal many valiant men and women have brought their race and their nation forward. With integration a focus of national interest, this book seems an intelligent reference.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1958
Publisher: Dodd, Mead