Call for Papers
May 15, 2020
Kentucky, United States
African American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Native American History / Studies
West was an early 20th century poet and labor rights activist throughout the South, who was a radical and pushed for working peoples of all backgrounds and identities to not allow themselves to be divided. West, a close friend to Langston Hughes, would have been right beside Rev. Barber if he were alive today.
We Hold America will publish new poems and micro-essays that think about our current labor rights crisis, while honoring West's forgotten legacies. That said, this call is for essays about our current crisis; submissions do not have to mention West unless the scholar is especially interested in doing so.