RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Langston Hughes

A collection of news and information related to Langston Hughes published by this site and its partners.

Top Langston Hughes Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • Steinem, Cannon among readers at poetry benefit

    Gloria Steinem, Nick Cannon and Holly Hunter were among the readers. Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou were among the poets they read. The 13th annual "Poetry & and the Creative Mind" benefit was held Wednesday night at Alice Tully Hall in...
  • Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series on view at MoMA

    One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series...
  • Marlon James wins Anisfield-Wolf prize for fiction

    Marlon James wins Anisfield-Wolf prize for fiction
    The $10,000 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognize books that make important contributions to the understanding of racism and cultural diversity, have named Marlon James as this year's fiction winner for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings."...
  • Muhlenberg presents gritty American opera 'Street Scene'

    Muhlenberg presents gritty American opera 'Street Scene'
    The words are sung in English and it's pretty gritty English at that. The setting is a dusty crowded New York City tenement and the characters are struggling inner city residents. "La Traviata" it's not. What "Street Scene" is, is thrilling, with cool...
  • Temple Beth Israel hosts Community Seder

    When Jews gather to celebrate the Passover Seder on April 3, they will celebrate one of the oldest traditions in the western world. Family and friends will gather to tell stories, sing songs, eat ritual foods and read from the Haggadah, a book that has...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration

    Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration
    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House: It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine...
  • Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    This is a transcript of President Obama's remarks as delivered on the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday' march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Audience:  We love you, President Obama! The President:  Well, you know I love you back. ...
  • 39 people displaced after Northwest Baltimore block catches fire

    39 people displaced after Northwest Baltimore block catches fire
    Thirty-nine people were displaced after a rowhouse fire in Northwest Baltimore spread to eight other homes on the block Thursday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire was reported about 3 p.m. It started in a two-story home on the end of...
  • Jodee Lewis' Americana delivered the goods

    Jodee Lewis' Americana delivered the goods
    Chicago boasts its share of fine Americana artists. Among them is Jodee Lewis, a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice. Lewis played the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday night, a performance that served as a celebration...
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...