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Wallace Best & Judith Weisenfeld in Conversation — Langston’s Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem, November 9, 2017

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…

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Remembering Langston Hughes: His Art, Life, and Legacy Fifty Years Later, November 10-11, 2017

This conference commemorates Hughes 50 years after his passing, exploring his art, life, and legacy as viewed by many of the top Hughes scholars, literature scholars, biographers, writers, and poets working today. The conference is organized by Wallace Best, Princeton…

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Kids Who Die

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die,” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and…

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