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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"

25 Guide to Langston Hughes (scroll to the bottom of the webpage to download a detailed 10 page study guide for Hughes' poetry)

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


Not Without Laughter

Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel.This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows... #classiclit #doverthrift ...


THE FIRST BOOK OF NEGROES by LANGSTON HUGHES | published in 1952, two years before Brown vs. Board of Education, three years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and twelve years before the Civil Rights Act. (quoted) | All images are copyrighted © and owned by their respective holders.