Langston Hughes has long shaped people’s understanding of themselves and of the United States more broadly. His powerful written works have provided insight into our painful past and hope for a future beyond the ills that have plagued our society. He was the “Bard of Harlem” and he remains America’s Bard.
This conference commemorates Hughes fifty years after his passing, exploring his art, life, and legacy as viewed by many of the top Hughes scholars, literature scholars, biographers, writers, and poets working today. The conference is organized by Wallace Best and is free and open to the public.
For more information and to register for the conference, go to http://conference.aas.princeton.edu/.