Princeton University professors Wallace D. Best and Judith Weisenfeld discuss Best’s new book on Hughes: a new perspective on the role of religion in the poet’s work. Their conversation, sponsored by Labyrinth Books and Princeton University’s Departments of Religion and African American Studies, will take on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 6PM at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St, Princeton.
“Langston’s Salvation offers a fascinating exploration into the religious thought of Langston Hughes. Known for his poetry, plays, and social activism, the importance of religion in Hughes’ work has historically been ignored or dismissed. This book puts this aspect of Hughes work front and center, placing it into the wider context of twentieth-century American and African American religious cultures. ”