Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Missing Link [Short Story]

Dublin Core

Title

The Missing Link [Short Story]
The Messenger, Volume XLVIII
Page 37 (1 of 8)

Description

In this eight-page short story, the author, J.B. Kincanon, offers a fictional murder and criminal mystery. The author tells the fictional story through one of his character's name Bill Slater and his stay with a family in Big Rock, West Virginia. The criminal of this story is an ambiguous black man that terrorized the Big Rock county. Throughout the story, the author describes the black man in derogatory manners, such as using the words "gorilla," "ape," and "negro". The title of this story, "The Missing Link," also gives further evidence of racism.

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Date

1921

Contributor

Scott Shim

Format

Files

Collection

Citation

J.B. Kincanon, “The Missing Link [Short Story],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 27, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/43.