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Sunday, 28 December

362. Langston Hughes, American Intellectuals, and the Loss of Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era: Global Dimensions

3:30–4:45 p.m., Taylor A and B, Hilton

Program arranged by the Langston Hughes Society

Presiding: Dellita L. Martin-Ogunsola, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

1. “The Spanish Civil War, Race, and the McCarthy Era in the Poetry of Langston Hughes,” Char Prieto, California State Univ., Chico

2. “‘Spies and Spiders’: Langston Hughes, Agnes Smedley, and the Cold War in Asia,” Etsuko Taketani, Univ. of Tsukuba

3. “Standing Together to Face Giants: African Diaspora Culture and the Cold War,” Cedric R. Tolliver, Univ. of Pennsylvania

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