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The Life And Art Of The Greatest Of The Harlem Renaissance African-American Authors - Poet, Playwright, Journalist And Social Avant-Gardist Langston Hughes Seen Through The Lens Of 2 Insightful Documentaries, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #LangstonHughes #Poets #Activists #SocialActivists #Playwrights #AfricanAmericans #BlackPeople #CoolCats #ClassActs #JamesBaldwin #AmiriBaraka #HarlemRenaissance #Stage #Theater #Theatre #Broadway #Columnists #Journalists #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
LANGSTON HUGHES: THE DREAM KEEPER (Color, 1988, 58 Minutes.)
A survey and analysis of Langston's life with exclusive interviews with James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka and more, with special drumming appearance by Max Roach.
LOOKING FOR LANGSTON (Black/White, 1989, 48 Minutes.)
An artistic expansion upon the latent homosexual themes in Hughes' writings.
Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist (February 1, 1901 - May 22, 1967) was born James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1901 in Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". His writing experiments began when he was young. While in grammar school in Lincoln, Hughes was elected class poet. He stated that in retrospect he thought it was because of the stereotype about African Americans having rhythm: "I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everyone knows, except us, that all Negroes have rhythm, so they elected me as class poet." Langston Hughes died in the Stuyvesant Polyclinic in New York City at the age of 66 from complications after abdominal surgery related to prostate cancer. His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. It is the entrance to an auditorium named for him. The design on the floor is an African cosmogram entitled Rivers. The title is taken from his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". Within the center of the cosmogram is the line: "My soul has grown deep like the rivers".