IT'S A HUGHES THANG!!!!

Langston Hughes was of the Harlem Renaisssance, an artistic movement of the 1920's in which black artists living in Harlem and elsewhere blossomed in musical ,poetic, theatrical and cultural expression. This movement was not automomous, that is, it's success sometimes was dependent upon the financial support of white patrons who influnenced the movement through their expectations. The musical and oral traditions of black America inspired Hughes, and the rhythms of jazz music can be heard in much of his poetry.

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FAMOUS WRITINGS

  • Negro Speaks of Rivers

  • I've known rivers:
    I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
    flow of human blood in human rivers

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

    I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young
    I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
    I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
    I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
    went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
    bosom turn all golden in the sunset

    I've known rivers:
    Ancient, dusky rivers.

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

    HOW ABOUT SOME OTHER WORKS!

  • Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stairs
  • Mother to Son
  • I, Too
  • Mulatto
  • Song for a Black Girl
  • Silhouette
  • Visitors to the Black Belt
  • Note on Commercial Theatre
  • Democracy

  • MUSIC
    JAZZ
    BLACK ARTISTS
    WHITE PATRONS

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