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Lift Every Voice presents The Enduring Power of Langston Hughes, with Kevin Young, Edgar Tidwell, Glenn North, Tahraji Milsap, Jayden James
April 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Lift Every Voice presents, April 21 at 6:30 PM EDT, The Enduring Power of Langston Hughes, with Kevin Young, Edgar Tidwell, Glenn North, Tahraji Milsap, Jayden James
From the organizers:
It was 100 years ago, in June 1921, that a young Langston Hughes published what would become one of his best-known poems, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” He moved that fall into New York’s predominantly African American Harlem neighborhood and became a towering figure in the Harlem Renaissance artistic movement, promoting equality, condemning racism and injustice, and depicting Black culture, humor, and spirituality.
The Library celebrates the life and work the Missouri-born poet, playwright, and novelist in a multifaceted event coinciding with National Poetry Month.