Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

His Life and Times

Downloadable Video - 2003
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In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about 'The Poet Laureate of Harlem' with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and 'Salvation, ' Hughes' coming-of-age story deftly brought to the screen by Schwartz.
Publisher: New York : Films on Demand [distributor], c2003
Characteristics: 1 streaming video (26 min.) : sound, color ; digital file.

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