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Hughes, Langston

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"The Weary Blues" Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube, produced by Four Seasons Productions
This is a video in black-and-white that includes footage of Cab Calloway playing saxophone jazz at Roseland, and a dancing man, while Langston Hughes' poem "The Weary Blues" is recited like a languid croon. Blues music accompanies the recitation. Str... [more]
July 11, 2009 at 04:44 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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The Life and Works of Langston Hughes
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
Hughes wrote of the beauty, dignity, and heritage of blacks in America. Interviews, music, and dance performances convey his work and influence, discussed by James Baldwin and biographer Arnold Rampersad. (56:34)
March 17, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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"Dreams" Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube, produced by Imagination's Light by Kevin Kern
This is a non-narrated color slideshow (photos of a dreamcatcher, Nelson Mandela, broken wing, "May Peace Prevail on Earth" painting, snow fields) with the words of Langston Hughes' poem "Dreams" shown displayed on the screen. There melody line of "F... [more]
July 11, 2009 at 04:49 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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Symbolism in "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York
This segment from A Walk Through Harlem presents the poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” written by Langston Hughes in 1922 when he was eighteen years old. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Hughes traveled to New York City by the 1920s to become a part of an... [more]
March 31, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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The Ballad of Roosevelt
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In this video clip, Danny Glover performs a Langston Hughes poem inspired by unfulfilled promises to the poor. (2:14)
May 28, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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" Mother to Son" - A Reading of Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube, produced by YouTube
This selection features a narrated reading of " Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes accompanied by music and illustrations.  ( This poem is suggested for use with Third Grade Common Core, Unit One.) ( 2:31)
July 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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"Montage of a Dream Deferred" Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube
Actor Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes' poem "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Part of a May 2, 2007, reading from "Voices of a People's History of the United States."  This is a live reading with good picture and sound quality.  (0:40)
July 11, 2009 at 04:54 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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"I, Too" Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube
In this video a voice representing Langston Hughes reads his poem "I, Too" and verbalizes his thoughts about it in the introduction. As he reads the poem, the words appear on the screen and period photographs give images to the words.  (1:09)
July 12, 2009 at 08:34 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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"I, Too, Sing America" Poem by Langston Hughes
From YouTube
This is a video of a man reading Langston Hughes' poem "I, Too, Sing America" at an open mic night. The words are not on screen. The lighting makes it impossible to see the man's features. The sound quality is fine.  (0:47)
July 11, 2009 at 04:58 PM
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