Hall Center For The Humanities


Langston Hughes
Let America Be America Again

An International Symposium on the Art, Life & Legacy of Langston Hughes
Special Events

Thu., Feb. 7, 2002, 12:00am
"Let America Be America Again"

Langston Hughes' hometown celebrates the life and work of America's premier public poet. Hughes has been called the most original, most representative of African American writers. His life and his times were extraordinary.

This symposium is a stage for renowned scholars from the United States and abroad to present fresh and illuminating perspectives on Hughes and his work. It will also be a forum for:

*Performances of Hughes works by noted artists
*An exhibit of Hughes papers
*Community events in Lawrence
*A special post-symposium event: Poetry Festival, American Jazz Museum, February 10, Kansas City, MO

Langston Hughes Centennial Celebration T-shirts and Posters available

"Let America Be America Again" is part of the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, a series of activities and performances designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the role of poetry in American culture and everyday life.

A centennial celebration sponsored by the University of Kansas and the Langston Hughes Society.

For more information on the symposium, visit www.kuce.org/hughes

February 7-10, 2002
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Other related events:
Alice Walker "Remembering Langston"
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