Bruce Jackson: African-American 'Toast' Poems One of the earliest forms of African-American narrative poetry began to appear in the 20th century. In the 1960s, Bruce Jackson went about collecting those poems, called "toasts," straight from the mouths of those who told them. He shares a few of them on today's show.
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Bruce Jackson: African-American 'Toast' Poems

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Bruce Jackson: African-American 'Toast' Poems

Bruce Jackson: African-American 'Toast' Poems

Bruce Jackson: African-American 'Toast' Poems

Only Available in Archive Formats.

One of the earliest forms of African-American narrative poetry began to appear in the 20th century. In the 1960s, Bruce Jackson went about collecting those poems, called "toasts," straight from the mouths of those who told them. He shares a few of them on today's show.