Saunders Redding

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Saunders Redding is the head of the English Department at Hampton Institute in Virginia and the author of several books. This article is adapted from his most recent work, The Lonesome Road , in Doubleday’s “Mainstream of America” series. COPYRIGHT © 1958 BY SAUNDERS REDDING

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June 1958

At Fort Wagner the Negro soldier was asked to prove the worth of the “powerful black hand”