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The Genius of Langston Hughes in Rhode Island

January 31, 2013 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

This February during Black History month, a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities supported program brings the legacy of Langston Hughes to life with the 18th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.

Langston Hughes' poems, dating from the Harlem Renaissance through the 1960's, continue to resonate today.  These powerful, poignant and often amusing works are read aloud by members of the community and leaders of diverse backgrounds, including educators, corporate executives, writers, musicians and artists. This year, join internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral and members of the community in this celebration of Hughes’ poetry.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

The 18th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

Sunday, February 3, 2013

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

RISD Museum of Art, Metcalf Auditorium

Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities awarded $2,800 to the College Crusade of Rhode Island with the RISD Museum to support the 18th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading, a program that brings the legacy of Langston Hughes to life.