The Backlash Blues

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Written by
Hughes, Langston, American, 1902 - 1967
Published by
Broadside Press, founded 1965
Subject of
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., American, founded 1915
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Type
poems
Place printed
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 1967
Description
Poem printed in black ink on light-blue paper titled Backlash Blues by Langston Hughes. Surrounding the text on the page is a narrow black border. Under the poem is the copyright and publisher address. The poem was published by Broadside press as Broadside No. 13.
Topic
African American
Literature
Race discrimination
Race relations
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.124.2
Restrictions & Rights
© 1967 by Langston Hughes. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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