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Chester Himes: A Rage In Harlem, African American Novelist

26 minutes 54 seconds

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Chester Himes was an internationally acclaimed African American writer who created a violent and cynical picture of the black experience in America by writing about his encounters with racism. Portraits a man who used his literary talents to vent his rage against an unjust society.

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