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“Crazy for this Democracy” is a biting, tongue-in cheek essay by Zora Neale Hurston, first published in The Negro Digest, December, 1945. You can now find it in full in I Love Myself When I Am Laughing: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader.
It was written at a time when, after having served the country overseas to fight tyranny, black servicemen and women returned home to a land where they still didn’t have the basic rights they’d fought for abroad. Segregation was still the rule rather than the exception in education, employment, housing, and more. Here’s a sampling of quotes from this essay: Read More→