Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In Honor of Black History Month #1 Langston Hughes

In Honor of Black History Month Regina's Family Seasons would like to introduce...
Mr Langston Hughes.
Mr James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902 and died of prostate cancer May 22, 1967. Mr Hughes was an African American author, poet, and playwright. Hughes received his BA degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and then moved to New York City's Harlem area. Hughes' writings were key to and had a finger on the pulse of the Harlem Renaissance era.
Read more about this African American legend HERE!

A quote by Langston Hughes: "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."

Still Here by Langston Hughes
I been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,

Looks like between 'em they done
Tried to make me

Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
But I don't care!
I'm still here!

Happy Black History Month!
Each One, Teach One!!

7 People Saying Something!


The school I attended for K thru third grade is named after Mr. Hughes. Right off like 105th & State on the South side of the Chi. That's my dog! ;)

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Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T 04 February, 2009 09:39

happy black history month sister

Dorothy 04 February, 2009 17:52

My husband and I were in Chicago this weekend its my favorite city. How nice to read about people who left us with something to think about and made someone special to carry on their families traditions.

Great post thanks for sharing...

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Revvy Rev 04 February, 2009 20:33

I am praying for a return to an intellectual and true artistic renaissance in the African American community. "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" is one of my favorites that I like to quote.

Believer 1964 04 February, 2009 22:45

Many refer to his works. And though he's gone his voice/message live on.


MrsGrapevine 05 February, 2009 10:20

He was very interesting person, as were many blacks during the Harlem Renaissance. They were very liberal, and that's where all the creativity comes from. No subject was off-limits, and they were the first to really turn the n-word into art and turn the meaning.

Marcus LANGFORD 05 February, 2009 12:27

His quote on "dying dreams" is truly profound and thought-provoking.

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