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kirbywinfield: go read Amiri Baraka Walter Mosely Ralph Ellison August Wilson Marlon James James Baldwin Toni Morrison Maya Angelou Hanif Abdurraquib Langston Hughes W.E.B. Du Bois Jesmyn Ward Ta-Nehisi Coates Octavia Butler Chester Himes Richard Wright Iceberg Slim Donald Goines before u ask

elopabop: Lol I just remembered that in college a friend wanted me to cancel my plans to drive her to and from a party (but not stay—I wasn’t invited) and when I said no she texted me “What Happens to a Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes

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ALuckyDress: Reminder to myself and anyone who needs it to read more Langston Hughes.

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

abstractica: at least the dream keeps me going, it's a tasty little mental lozenge to plan and envision. Langston Hughes said it - without dreams, life is a barren field covered in snow

routeking_1: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore—and then run? ~Langston Hughes ~

hm_zubieta: "I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread". Poemas de Langston Hughes, activista y poeta afroamericano, contra las leyes Jim Crow.

lopezepol: 1/2 SotD: Lonely House, Leyla McCalla,

lopezepol: 2/2 I just learned that this is a Kurt Weil/Langston Hughes song from their opera, Street Scene:

aishaburnsmusic: "...O, let America be America again The land that never has been yet And yet must be—the land where every man is free..." —Langston Hughes, 1936

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

TheVinylFactory: Leyla McCalla mixes Haitian folk songs with Langston Hughes’ poetry on Vari-Colored Songs

one_n_site: Wait. What??!! What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?- Langston Hughes

Laxpup: We need lots of Langston Hughes right about now...

josiahxdied: “negroes - sweet and docile, meek, humble, and kind: beware the day they change their minds! wind in the cotton fields, gentle breeze: beware the hour it uproots trees!” - langston hughes.

hayonlinenews: HAY Online News Leyla McCalla mixes Haitian folk songs with Langston Hughes’ poetry on Vari-Colored Songs - The Vinyl Factory

BeineckeLibrary: What about me? Langston Hughes Papers

beckyadenton: In my offline time I've been immersed in my Langston Hughes poetry book. This poem just speaks to me. One day...

Omarglt89: Langston Hughes wrote these words in 1935 but they ring eerily relevant to us today. This film is a modern visual representation of those words. I’ve spent that last year thinking about and creating this film.

SOULVOXINVICTUS: Let America be America again - Langston Hughes 1935

Rubynola82: Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring me all your Heart melodies That I may wrap them In a blue cloud-cloth Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world. -Langston Hughes, “The Dream Keeper” ph. Tamara Dean

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

thereaderorg: "My old man died in a fine big house. My ma died in a shack. I wonder where I’m gonna die, Being neither white nor black?" From Cross by Langston Hughes. This week's Places to Go takes us to New York in the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen's Quicksand:

capalga: Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Langston Hughes

DopeHipHopApp: 1990NOW by Langston Hughes III

jamiedyer_: “There is currently one state [the United States] that has made at least the weak beginnings of a better order.” — Adolph Hitler in 1926 “Give Franco a hood and he would be a member of the Ku Klux Klan.”‑— Langston Hughes

SaulsberrySr: Rise & grind. Everyday is an opportunity to make yourself better. Take a moment to read the words of our great poet Langston Hughes whose words still ring true to this day. Keep on fighting my brothers & sisters. Together Everyone Achieves More with Total Effort from all Members

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

BeineckeLibrary: We, Too Langston Hughes Papers

BeineckeLibrary: We have tomorrow Bright before us Like a flame. Yesterday A night-gone thing, A sun-down name. And dawn-today Broad arch above the road we came. We march! Americans together, We march! Langston Hughes Papers

ATLAS_Alicante: We all agree that ideology shapes the works of the Americans writing about Spain, especially in the context of the Civil War: Martha Gellhorn, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos...

_Musicalw: Life is short... ~ Langston Hughes. Promised Land x Nairobi Sisters

GaonIn60Secs: I am so tired of waiting, Aren’t you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind? Let us take a knife And cut the world in two – And see what worms are eating At the rind. -Langston Hughes

Poem2Poem: Well, son, I'll tell you: / Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. - Langston Hughes

raintheneo: Inspired by the piece, “I, Too ( Sing America)” by Langston Hughes. Was apart of the theatrical performance “Four Women and an Artist”

cydahnee: Yoooo Langston Hughes don’t even look like the same school wtf

Hicks_JustinM: Been thinking a lot about this Langston Hughes poem lately.

BeineckeLibrary: Dream of Freedom Langston Hughes Papers:

fagliaccci: Henry Miller Henry James Arthur Miller John Green Graham Greene Lewis Sinclair May Sinclair Wyndham Lewis Richard Wright Langston Hughes Ruchard Hughes

JJT1: The only "again" I'll ever believe in belongs to Langston Hughes: O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free.

thegeorgeyoung: “Bih u done got big since u had that baby” -Langston Hughes

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

hshtgPOSITIVITY: "A dream deferred dries up like a raisin in the sun." — Langston Hughes

karkarneenee: Let America Be America Again

OtisRolley: Langston Hughes once wrote, “I, too, am America.” Yet, BIPOC citizens are often last or forgotten. USDA issued billions in subsidies this year. Black farmers are still waiting for their share.

WSandles: The first poem I ever read by Langston Hughes. Probably the first poem I ever read, period. I was about 7 y.o.

Poem2Poem: It was a long time ago. / I have almost forgotten my dream. - Langston Hughes

hassanishmael_: Kendrick can rap but once he start getting in his Langston Hughes bag. I'm cool.

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

BeineckeLibrary: I been scarred and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, sun has baked me, Looks like between 'em They done tried to make me Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'-- But I don't care! I'm still here! Langston Hughes

fluencymark: Some poets do over-produce. I recently finished the Langston Hughes Collected, and the gold:dross ratio was not encouraging - maybe 20:80 if one is being generous.

pastormelech: This must’ve been what it was like when Langston Hughes first published “A Dream Deferred”.

lisadingle5: Langston Hughes said it best!!

timothysands: “Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.” ~Langston Hughes

KhaliaBraswell: Y’all should’ve never let me find Angela Davis, W.E.B. DuBois, Huey Newton, Langston Hughes, Fred Hampton, etc on Spotify

Poem2Poem: Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly. - Langston Hughes

ByronsShade: Tell Me Why should it be MY loneliness, Why should it be MY song, Why should it be MY dream deferred overlong? Langston Hughes Painting by Rachel Parker

MamaMatriarch: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? —Langston Hughes

BerniceKing: I, too, sing America... Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America. ~Langston Hughes

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

BeineckeLibrary: A long time ago, An enslaved people heading toward freedom Made up a song: Keep Your Hand On The Plow! Hold On! The plow plowed a new furrow Across the field of history. "Freedom's Plow" by Langston Hughes; full text:

LynneMcQ: WordTheatre presents Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes su...

ericlinuskaplan: Speaking in Paris at the Second International Writers Congress in 1937, Langston Hughes declared: “We Negroes in America do not have to be told what fascism is in action. We know. Its theories of Nordic supremacy and economic suppression have long been realities to us.

GreenJeffrey: Hope your Wednesday is going well. Just a reminder that we will work on the Adjei-Brenyah story and Langston Hughes' "Cultural Exchange" tomorrow. Remember your course-journal posts this week -- they can be on anything we've read. Don't forget to begin looking at the Baraka play.

McgrathRebekkah: I just did a paper on Langston Hughes in one of my community college classes. So many voices can be heard by reading his words.

WarrenBingham: A letter to Langston Hughes from talented North Carolina native Nina Simone.

BigMeanInternet: Including Langston Hughes! Who'd been driven from Carmel by racists during what a wide range of historians agree was essentially a period of fascist rule in the state.

Donnie_Boy17: Check out Langston Hughes "Let America be America Again " and see how it still applies to today

lindsaay_nt: if you're black. go read "the negro speaks of rivers" by langston hughes. it is so incredibly beautiful and it is speaking so powerfully to me rn.

BeineckeLibrary: Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. ... I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. ... Langston Hughes Paperrs

zarandillo: "I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America." Langston Hughes (Joplin, 1902-Nueva York, 1967), Chicago, 1941. Photo by Gordon Parks.

nai__gonzalez: And now for a poem by Langston Hughes

King_JamesAnton: Better to be human than god word to Langston Hughes

Brenda_Strong: WordTheatre presents Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes su...

BeineckeLibrary: Martin Luther King: “If you can’t fly, run! If you can’t run, walk! If you can’t walk, crawl --- to the polls and vote!” quoted in Langston Hughes's 1956 historical sequence, "The Ballot and Me"

Harmony_Holiday: "If I want to get downright mean... I go straight for this book." Imagine getting this highest compliment from Ms. Nina Simone herself and being Langston Hughes. The glory.

BeineckeLibrary: Gordon Parks photographs of Langston Hughes

CharleneLalata: “my soul has grown deep like the rivers” -Langston Hughes

ERBks: Lectionary Poems to accompany the scripture readings for this coming Sunday! ( both Narrative and RCL) Poems by Ross Gay, Li-Young Lee, Tracy K Smith, Langston Hughes, more

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BackPew_Shaw: Motto BY LANGSTON HUGHES I play it cool And dig all jive That’s the reason I stay alive.   My motto, As I live and learn,             is: Dig And Be Dug In Return.

TuohyCassa: i love langston hughes

eltaharkariya: Global Literature: Racial Representation in Langston Hughes' Mulatto ...

OhTimehin: I am so tired of waiting, Aren’t you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind? Let us take a knife And cut the world in two – And see what worms are eating At the rind. - 'Tired', Langston Hughes

BeineckeLibrary: Tired by Langston Hughes I am so tired of waiting, Aren’t you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind? Let us take a knife And cut the world in two – And see what worms are eating At the rind. LH Papers

BeineckeLibrary: Nina Simone correspondence with Langston Hughes MORE:

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WilliePerdomo: GO VOTE. Don’t go for the okey doke. “I am the American heartbreak-- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe—“ Langston Hughes

Yudhis360: Jack Hadley - Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Hughes Project

JusCoolNYC: Madam And The Rent Man By Langston Hughes

BossBochog: Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. - Langston Hughes

mlittlejohnlaw: Mother To Son by Langston Hughes “Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— Bare. But all the time I’se been a-climbin’ on, And reachin’ landin’s...

Anthakante: “Lenin walks around the world. The sun sets like a scar. Between the darkness and the dawn there rises a red star.” - Langston Hughes

tweetz789: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

Sxq89: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.- Langston Hughes

khaady302: finished ‘The Water Dancer’, which was great from start to finish. next up is I Wonder As I Wander by Langston Hughes. i’m tryna tap into more literacy works of the early 1900s to get a feel for those times.

Lead4lifeI: Lead4Life is providing transportation to the polls on November 3rd. We will offer rides in Park Heights (CC Jackson and Langston Hughes Recreation Centers), Tremont and Wicomico County. Call 240-712-0111 to secure your ride on election day!

dropoutnation: Joy in the midst of struggle has always been the key to successful activism. Especially for Black people. To phrase Langston Hughes, you have to laugh to keep from crying. White conservatives and other White Supremacists don't understand this.



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