Langston Hughes by Langston/ Roessel, David (EDT)/ Rampersad, Arnold (EDT)/ Andrews, Benny (ILT) Hughes
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1 Video Tape. Langston Hughes wrote of the beauty, dignity, and heritage of blacks in America. Interviews, music, and dance performances convey his work and influence, discussed by James Baldwin and biographer Arnold Rampersad. 60 Minutes.
 

About Langston/ Roessel, David (EDT)/ Rampersad, Arnold (EDT)/ Andrews, Benny (ILT) Hughes

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Published January 1, 1988 by The Annenberg/CPB Collection.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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and ``Parting Lines.'' Topics range from criticism of superficial beauty (``Wigs, Women and Falsies'') to animal rights (``Money and Mice'') and the equation of the word ``black'' with ``evil'' in American slang (``That Word Black'').

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As the Harlem Renaissance unfolded in the 1920s, few were closer to its hub than the black poet and playwright Langston Hughes and his white friend and mentor, the writer, photographer and patron of the arts Carl Van Vechten.

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The chronological arrangement of the poems allows the reader to follow the course of Hughes's career-long political engagement, though probably Hughes will mainly be read for the clarity of his language, his wise humor and his insight into the human condition.

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In this fresh, imaginative alphabet book, 26 newly discovered poems by Hughes are teamed with 3-D works by first-, second- and third-graders at the Harlem School of the Arts.

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"Deeter contributes imposing artwork to Walker's first book for children, originally published in 1974, impressively meshing realism and symbolism in her period paintings," wrote PW .

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The Seattle Times

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is finally getting some attention, and control has moved from Seattle’s parks department to the arts office — but the center’s subsidy from taxpayers is being reconsidered.

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Project MUSE

Over the past decade, in a proliferation of scholarship paralleling more general critical investigation into the connections between literature and jazz, scholars have taken up the question of jazz and blues influence in the poems of Langston Hughes.1 Much of this scholarship has centered on Hugh...

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This article offers more detail about Carrie Hughes Clark than many of the other existing biographical works on Hughes and is no doubt a valuable element in understanding how Hughes's personal life had impact on his perspectives.

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Tracy rightly asserts that Hughes employed "aspects of the blues tradition more regularly than any other poet of his time" (248), but it is also important to emphasize the latter stages of Hughes's career and the influence of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Charlie P...

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The Paris Review

On the fourteenth day of August 1894, in the little town of Alderson, West-by-God-Virginia, the doctor said, “Another little split-tail,” and on that day Bricktop was born.

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