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Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

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This poem reminded me of Aibileen and of Deborah Spungen. Both women faced her own personal demons, but found strength within themselves to keep moving forward.

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I am loving the idea of a bird escaping a birdcage, holding a scrap of paper in its beak with the words "Hold fast to dreams"

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Typewriter Poem The Dream Keeper + Portrait Langston Hughes Original Life Poem Poetry Old Style Typewriting

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a poet, social activist, and playwright. He known for his “jazz poetry” and was very active in the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes’ work showcased black in small towns and a love to black man (and women). Hughes best known novels were Without Laughter (1930) and The Ways of White Folks (1934). His poetry collections include “The Weary Blues” (1926) and “Montage of a Dream Deferred” (1951). His most popular poems were A Dream Deferred and I, Too.

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New Inspirational Author Quote Posters

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let the rain kiss you...let it sing you to sleep langston hughes I remember staying at Trinity College in Dublin and looking at the lit library, hearing the rain on the cobblestones and listening to the soft breathing of my child asleep.

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From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, published by Knopf and Vintage Books. Copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes. - See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15615#sthash.2kRjfFZU.dpuf

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