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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RoxAnne Baumann
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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Gail Davis
“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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Jeannine McDonel
Bettina Ledesma
Chul Ahn
Sally Rosen Kindred
Anna Maria Kardash-Plewa
Christine Mills
Melissa Christen
Denise Davis
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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Janet Jones
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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Normagene Johnson
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
Tamra Graham
Linda Howard
Luisa Rodriguez Connal
"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
RoxAnne Baumann
Susan Mc Call
Eric W Killip
Sean Collins
Shana Ri
Jim Sorensen
"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
Jayjay Amos Jayjay
Steve Ryan
Adriene Raleigh
"Thump, thump, thump, went his foot on the floor.
He played a few chords then he sang some more—
“I got the Weary Blues
And I can’t be satisfied.
Got the Weary Blues
And can’t be satisfied—
I ain’t happy no mo’
And I wish that I had died.”
And far into the night he crooned that tune.
The stars went out and so did the moon.
The singer stopped playing and went to bed
While the Weary Blues echoed...
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Laurel Hansen
Donald Wallace
Ricky Faulkner
"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one...
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"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes
Liz Linkewitz
Lynda Bowlin
Faye Brock
BEVERLY HILLS — This year marks a half-century since the death of preeminent Black poet Langston Hughes. He died on May 22, 1967, and as jazz performer and historian Ron McCurdy says, we need Langston in our lives today more than ever.
Langston Hughes 01/07/2017

Langston Hughes’ jazz “Ask Your Mama” launches national tour

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Dawna Sue
Celeste R Stewart
Dorothy Jean Hays
"Shepherd’s Song at Christmas" by Langston Hughes

Look there at the star!
I, among the least,
Will arise and take
A journey to the East.
But what shall I bring
As a present for the King?
What shall I bring to the Manger?
I will bring a song,
A song that I will sing,
In the Manger.
Watch out for my flocks,
Do not let them stray.
I am going on a journey
Far, far away.
But what shall I bring
As...
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"Shepherd’s Song at Christmas" by Langston Hughes

Instagram photo by Vintage & Anchor Books • Dec 25, 2016 at 5:19pm UTC

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Joseph Frango
Katharine Fulmor
Susan Goodspeed Anderson
"Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

The instructor said,

Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.

I wonder if it’s that simple?
I am twenty-two, colored, born in Winston-Salem.
I went to school there, then Durham, then here
to this college on the hill above Harlem.
I am the only colored student in my...
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"Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes 19021967
Diana Martin
Mon Roig Viladoms Author
Michelle Simms Randolph
The longest-running production in the country of Langston Hughes’s “gospel song-play’’ continues to provide emotional and spiritual nourishment.
Langston Hughes 12/12/2016

‘Black Nativity’ keeps tradition not just alive, but vital

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Stephen Matlock
RoxAnne Baumann
Phyllis Morton
The actress accepted a lifetime achievement award from Ebony magazine.
Langston Hughes 12/04/2016

Cicely Tyson turns to Langston Hughes in accepting Ebony honor

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Nica Shan
Jacqueline Wade
Ashay Mathieu