The Big Sea: An Autobiography - Spectacles in Color—Not Without Laughter Summary & Analysis

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Spectacles in Color—Not Without Laughter Summary and Analysis

In addition to the many performances and parties in Harlem, the special events, like weddings and funerals, are an even bigger spectacle. The events of some of Harlem's most prominent residents are so popular that crowds form in the streets, since buildings are filled to absolute capacity. One spectacle that Langston remembers is an annual ball where all the guests dress as the opposite sex, and the men have a beauty pageant.

Langston starts attending Lincoln College, which he likes very much. The only thing that really bothers him about it is that there are no black staff or faculty. Since the purpose of the college is to prepare black leaders, it seems to Langston that at least one of those graduates should be a good enough leader to...

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