☞ DWELL: Langston Hughes House Still on Market
What might be the most famous brownstone in all of Harlem just does not seem to be making any progress these days. Number 20 East 127th Street was the home of Langston Hughes in his latter years and has been on and off the market since 2009. The 20 foot wide house just east of Fifth Avenue originally entered the market for $1.2 million, had been pulled off the market and returned months later with a new broker along with a price of $1 million back in in August 2010. Almost one year later…
Blood & Water: The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes
A video created from the NPR webcomic of a Langston Hughes poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." I interpreted his words into a 4 panel comic strip. My hopes…
The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You
Poets achieve popular acclaim only when they express clear and widely shared emotions with a forceful, distinctive, and memorable voice. But what is meant by voice in poetry, and what qualities have made the voice of Langston Hughes a favorite for so many people?
Langston Hughes, Lincoln University alum at Buttonwood Station: I used to have a huge poster of Langston Hughes on my wall, but when I moved it had to come down. I need a new one.
Langston Hughes' Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements
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Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy
In this lesson, students explore the historical context of Walt Whitman's concept of "democratic poetry" by reading his poetry and prose and by examining daguerreotypes taken circa 1850. Next, students will compare the poetic concepts and techniques behind Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" and Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again," and have an opportunity to apply similar concepts and techniques in creating a poem from their own experience.
National Poetry Month: Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance
In honor of Black History Month, introduce your students to Langston Hughes, poet, champion of civil rights, and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. There are poetry analysis activities,as well as an informational text that highlights some of the experiences that shaped Hughes as a champion of equali...
Langston Hughes' Harlem Home May Get Its Own Renaissance — As An Art Center
The brownstone is a national landmark, but it's been mostly empty for decades. In an effort to keep it from becoming another high-end co-op, a nonprofit wants to use it to preserve Hughes' legacy.