Remembering Langston Hughes: His Art, Life, and Legacy Fifty Years Later is a local and national forum on Langston Hughes. The conference will commemorate Hughes by exploring his art, life, and legacy as viewed by many of the top Hughes scholars, literature scholars, biographers, writers and poets working today. Hailed in his lifetime as the “Bard of Harlem,” he is now generally embraced as one of the most important poets speaking to, and on behalf of, all Americans. The forum, jointly sponsored by several Princeton University academic departments, takes place over two days, November 10th and 11th, at Princeton University. Visit conference.aas.princeton.edu for more information.
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