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Thursday, 27 December

134. African American Writers Respond to Government Reform Initiatives, 1915–60

8:45–10:00 p.m., Columbus Hall G, Hyatt Regency

A special session

Presiding: Martha H. Patterson, McKendree Coll.

1. “The Forgotten Debate: Prohibition in New York’s Black Press, 1915–33,” Martha H. Patterson

2. “Black Naturalism, Welfare Reform, and the New Deal,” Susan L. Edmunds, Syracuse Univ.

3. “Black Writers, the Little Man, and the Small Business Administration,” Michael Tavel Clarke, Univ. of Calgary

Respondent: Daylanne K. English, Macalester Coll.

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