"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes

I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of...
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"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes
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Celebrate Short Story Month and discover a great new read!
Langston Hughes 06/04/2017

Which Short Story Should You Read Right Now?

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Elaine Cook
Linda Jane Smith
Deborah Beysthefield
Fifty years after his death, Hughes’ extraordinary lyricism resonates with power to people
Langston Hughes 05/23/2017

Why Langston Hughes Still Reigns as a Poet for the Unchampioned

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Andria Hahn-Kavanagh
Stacie Lavon Collier
Patricia Taylor
Shiva Shane
Sheila Bolling
Elsa Duhagon
Langston Hughes died 50 years ago on this day in 1967.
Langston Hughes died 50 years ago on this day in 1967
Leah Cohen
Dana Forest Sanchez
Sheila Dickinson
Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Langston Hughes
Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Langston Hughes
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Brian Oldham
Kenneth Young
Ronda Jay
Karen Stout
Gloria Gibson
Refugee in America" by Langston Hughes

There are words like Freedom
Sweet and wonderful to say.
On my heart-strings freedom sings
All day everyday.

There are words like Liberty
That almost make me cry.
If you had known what I knew
You would know why.
Refugee in America by Langston Hughes There are words like Freedom Sweet
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Yale's Beinecke Library is displaying Langston Hughes's collection of rent party cards, advertisements for fundraising gatherings in an era of discriminatory Harlem rent.
Langston Hughes 04/05/2017

Langston Hughes’s Collection of Rent Party Cards from Harlem

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Daisy Brown
Dee Gramby
For many in town, the name Ron McCurdy might be linked with fond memories of trumpets and tubas blasting over the triumphs of Danny Manning and Larry Brown while McCurdy served as director of the Kansas Basketball Band in the late 80s. It’s possible that KU music majors may have recorded jazz pieces...
Langston Hughes 04/03/2017

KU Distinguished Alumnus to give jazz tribute to Langston Hughes

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The Langston Hughes Project, a well done display of culture and celebration honoring African-American history, was held March 22 in the Student Union Theatre and left many audience members feeling
Langston Hughes 03/25/2017

The Langston Hughes Project showcases culture and history through music

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Christina Glenn
Michael Norton
RICHMOND, Va. - African American Poet Langston Hughes was one of the trailblazers of a literary art form called “Jazz Poetry” and the leader of New York City’s “Harlem Renaissance” era.
Langston Hughes 02/26/2017

The Langston Hughes Project

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“LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.”
--from “In Explanation of Our Times” (1955) by Langston Hughes

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LIBERTY FREEDOM DEMOCRACY True anyhow no matter how many Liars use those

Vigilance in an Age of 'Alternative Facts': 14 Quotes on the Art of Deceit

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Anna Maria Kardash-Plewa
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Lori D. Meadows
By Demetria Irwin, ebony.com There ain’t no crystal stair in the late Langston Hughes’ historic Harlem abode, but there is a narrow wooden one–the delicate steps of which moan and creak as they give in to each visitor’s foot. The bones of the 1869 built brownstone are modest, but elegant—very approp...
Langston Hughes 02/08/2017

Langston Hughes’ Harlem home gets new life

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Amelia Loren Smith
Iris Wilke
A non-profit has reclaimed the space where the poet once lived.
Langston Hughes 02/06/2017

Langston Hughes' Harlem Home Is Officially For The People

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Becca Merrill
Star Rodriguez
Today is the 115th anniversary of the birth of Langston Hughes.
Today is the 115th anniversary of the birth of Langston Hughes
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"Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?
Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred Does
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Shana Ri
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