Between 1899 and 1908, five long works of fiction by the Nashville-based black Baptist minister Sutton E. Griggs appeared in print, making him the most prolific African American novelist at the turn of the twentieth century. Brought out by Griggs’s own Orion Publishing Company in three distinct printings in 1905 and 1906, The Hindered Hand; or, the Reign of the Repressionist addresses the author’s key themes of amalgamation, emigration, armed resistance.
Explore this scholarly edition of the novel with editor and Griggs biographer, John Gruesser. Joint program of the Dallas Historical Society and the African American Museum. Lecture will be hosted in the AAM lecture hall.