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“Is it true that my daughter knows a Negro?”

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 on Dec 3, 2012 - 2 comments

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