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“Is it true that my daughter knows a Negro?”
December 3, 2012 2:32 PM   Subscribe

In 1928 Heiress Nancy Cunard founded the Hours Press in France publishing among others Aragon and Beckett both at one time her lovers.
Her relationship with African-American musician, Henry Crowder caused a major scandal and 1934 Nancy Cunard published Negro: An Anthology which was banned in the British West Indies and several West African colonies on the grounds of its "seditiousness".
It was inspired by her observance of the infamous Scottsboro Boys case.
posted by adamvasco (2 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Super interesting.
posted by feckless at 7:12 PM on December 3, 2012


it sure is - thanks !
posted by nicolin at 6:43 AM on December 4, 2012


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