Letters of H L Mencken Articles

Letters of H L Mencken

   

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Your prophecies of serious race conflicts begin to come true.

I hope you let me see what you write about the Washington affair

    Mencken                                                                                                                                                                        Schuyler

 

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Letters on Africa from Ben Schwartz Africa

Letters on Africa from Ben Schwartz

   

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 The only black woman I had ever touched was my mammy, Maud. 

And she was seventy years old and smoked a corncob pipe and used s

nuff. And now I was being asked to double-date with two young

 maids whose skin was the color of ripe black olives

 

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Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Articles

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“A spiritual heritage reaching back for centuries is a wonderful

support and comfort in face of all temporary stresses and strains.

I believe that the man who is aware of such reserves of power

need not be ashamed of the tender feelings evoked by the

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Letters to Editor 2004 Articles

Letters to Editor 2004

   

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ChickenBones: A Journal is most excellent.  I guess you remember me. (smile)   I just wanted

to let you know that I love your site. . . .  I was telling a friend about ChickenBones: A Journal

and decided to hobble  to the computer to write you.  I am never … Read the rest

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Letter to Sister Cynthia McKinney Articles

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The countries of Africa are wealthy, they produce rich minerals, oil, gold, diamonds and a host of other

things which the world can ill afford to live without but yet they are the poorest in the world. Africa

is being destroyed for its wealth. We believe we have found … Read the rest

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Letters from LSU and Skip Gates Articles

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You are doing a wonderful thing in bringing his writing into print and establishing him

 in the canon of African American authors. I regret that an extremely full schedule

 

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[Editor’s note: Below is my first attempt to get the poems of Marcus Bruce Christian published. The editor … Read the rest

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Letters from Xavier Review Articles

Letters from Xavier Review

   

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Enclosed are two copies of the Times-Picayune‘s resoundingly positive

review of your new book.  They totally ignored our last three books,

so the editor’s decision to devote a half-page (25% of the book news)

makes it clear that they see your work as very significant.

 

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Letters from Young Activists Articles

Letters from Young Activists

   

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Chesa seems baffled that his father and mother could choose

the revolutionary imperative over, say, non-violent reformist actions.

For him, the imperative led his parents nowhere but to a prison cell.

 

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