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Langston Hughes Video & Audio

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

Langston Hughes reads his poem.

The Langston Hughes Project

Video of a performance of Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a multi-media interpretation of Hughes's twelve-part epic poem. Very cool.

"I, Too"

Hughes reads his poem and shares his thoughts about it.

Denzel, Too

Denzel Washington recites "I, Too" in the film The Great Debaters.

The Weary Blues

An interpretation of Hughes's poem, set to music.

Raisin in the Sun

Actor Danny Glover reads the poem "Harlem."

"Motherless Child"

Child star Bobby Breen sings in the 1939 film Way Down South, co-written by Hughes. Watch and wonder: what the heck is a little white boy doing singing a spiritual to an audience of ex-slaves?

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