Literature | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown

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Critical Essay by Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown

SOURCE: Billingslea-Brown, Alma Jean. “The ‘Blight of Legalized Limitation’ in Alice Childress's Wedding Band.” In Law and Literature Perspectives, edited by Bruce Rockwood, pp. 39-51. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

In the following essay, Billingslea-Brown explores the effect of anti-miscegenation laws in the framework of social repression of Blacks through established legal mechanisms.

Between American jurisprudence and literary expression by African Americans, there is multifaceted relationship, one that has at its center questions of freedom and identity. It may be argued, in fact, that the impulse to creative expression by African Americans arises, in part, from the need to legitimize the human and cultural identity of the African on American soil.1 In the legal history of the United States, that collective human identity, from the colonial period to Dred Scott and Jim Crow, has...

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