Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Robert Harper


Negroes from Africa have been in America since 1620 when twenty Africans were sold to the white settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. Since that date, Negros have made a contribution to American history through their blood and sweat, their songs, and their cultural heritage. Yet, a peculiar institution of slavery arose on American soil, and black men and women were subjected to a subservient, second-class status.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1969 Emmet P. Cribbs.

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