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The Dream Deferredappears in Harlem [2]

The dream deferred is among Hughes' most famous phrases. He refers to the dashed hopes of black Americans in the face of ongoing racism and discrimination. Hughes asks what will happen to the dream that is forestalled, and suggests that it may rot or explode in a wave of anger that cannot be assuaged

Scottsboroappears in Scottsboro

Scottsboro, Alabama was the site of the incident with the so-called Scottsboro boys: eight African-American young men accused of raping two white women and sentenced, at first, to death. The case drew international attention after the cause of the young men was taken up by the American Communist Party and it came to light that the details of the accusation were hazy and contradictory.

Shubuta, Mississippiappears in Bitter River

Shubuta was the site of the hanging of...

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