Langston Hughes: Jazz Poet, Social Activist

Langston Hughes: Jazz Poet, Social Activist

Langston Hughes was a poet who utilized the American language, music, slang and religious views to educate the world about African American lifestyles during the Harlem Renaissance. His jazz poetry depicted the “low-life,” or real life experiences of blacks in the lower socioeconomic strata. His criticisms focused on the divisions and prejudices based on skin color within the black community.

Henley’s portrayal deals with the issue of how to be oneself, and encourages all to join in the knowledge that “I too have a song to sing” and encourages all to ask the question “why not me?”

Invite Langston Hughes  to your event:

• Educational Programs: Presentation with Q & A for schools, museums, libraries and historical sites
• Parties: Entertaining Toasts, Relevant Quotes, Photo Ops for corporate, association and private social events
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