Langston Hughes: Shakespeare in Harlem

Dr. Stacy Boyd, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of English, The University of West Georgia,  presents an in depth look at the impact and influence of America’s beloved writer, Langston Hughes. Described as the “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race” and “Harlem’s Shakespeare,” Langston Hughes is one of the most important African-American writers in the twentieth century. Known mostly for his urban, blues-inspired poetry and his association with the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes also made significant contributions in fiction, drama, and autobiography. Join us as we discuss Harlem’s vogue and some of Hughes’s lesser known texts.

Part of the Winter/Spring Series “The Other Night School” sponsored by The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, The Hollis Trust, The University of West Georgia, Air Serenbe, Milestone Investment Management, The Hub, The Gate Museum

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