Comments about Langston Hughes
almightycdog: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes
JohnnyR48951492: When Langston Hughes Went to Report on the Spanish Civil War
LindokuhleMlot3: "What are we writing onto Langston Hughes and others like him when we use them as canvases to paint our own frustrations about queer (in)visibility and closets? I want us to respect the poet's closet of his own making , to respect the utility of the closet"
RainTaxiReview: Digging this historical tidbit on Langston Hughes and the Spanish Civil War:
kameleonsubrosa: Bring me all of your dreams,
Bring me all of your
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world. -Langston Hughes, The Dream Keeper
JumpandJackOff: Billy Porter
yellow_wood_rd: “I asked you, baby,
If you understood-
You told me that you didn't,
But you thought you would.”
WNBASFChapter: When Langston Hughes Went to Report on the Spanish Civil War
WriteJones: When Langston Hughes Went to Report on the Spanish Civil War
BeautyHbcu: Day 26 of Black History Month
College: Fisk University
Nikki Giovanni has won numerous awards including the Langston Hughes Medal and the NAACP Image Award. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for her poetry album, “The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection”
BrooklynnMinaj: niggas be sending me whole poems in my dms LIKE LANGSTON HUGHES SHUT YOUR ASS UP JUST SAY “YERR” LIKE THE REST OF THEM IDC
NC_Quarterly: Episode 8 of CQ Speaks is up!
Colin Dekeersgieter sits down with poet & scholar Emilio Taiveaho Peláez to discuss the impact of Langston Hughes's visit to Chapel Hill and his publications in CONTEMPO: A REVIEW OF BOOKS AND PERSONALITIES.
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JCsa2018: Today’s black history month novelist is the great Langston Hughes, who was born on February 1st 1901 in Joplin Missouri.
The dramatist and columnist born with the name James Mercer Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967.
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markf_wallace: Langston Hughes, Spanish Civil War Correspondent
ArtsJournalNews: Langston Hughes, Spanish Civil War Correspondent:
“The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper sent him abroad to write ‘trench-coat prose’ about black Americans volunteering in the International Brigades. … Hughes’s 22 articles covered an angle no one e…
primitiveradio: Langston Hughes' Mother to Son:
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair....
But all the time
I‘ve been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back
huyaml: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
mythopoetica: First week of poetry classes. Poets mentioned: Langston Hughes, Melizarani Selva, Christopher Okigbo, Seamus Heaney, my Johnny Keats, Borges et al.
Poor babies always get so terrified by poetic devices so I soften it with Cumberbatch's voice. Thanks bro.
torontolibrary: Yuval Taylor discusses his book about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes' explosive relationship on Mar 17 at Toronto Reference Library. Reserve your free tickets:
contentbyjoy: 10 Poets to get to know me:
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vinodkumarmeht2: 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.
CCHAdventures: Langston Hughes for Kids: Poet, Activist, Leader of Harlem Renaissance
LeaderInclusive: "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
crushthebigots: On this day in 1854 John M. Langston became the first African American in the nation to become an attorney.
He was also:
- 1st black member of Congress from Virginia
- 1st Prez of Virginia State U.
- 1st Dean of Howard law school
- Amb. to Haiti
- Langston Hughes' uncle.
CoraFoerstner: This is probably the most famous Langston Hughes (1902-1967) quotation. I love it, so it’s worth seeing again. I think for Black History Month, I’ll be forgiven for quotation the entire poem. ⠀
5KYaaba: Listen to "Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America" on WNYC