The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers Resources
A webpage featuring various scholarly discussions of Hughes’s famous poem.
A John Carroll University website dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance
An exhibition portfolio from the Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: The New York Public Library
A Poets.org guide to the Harlem Renaissance
A University of Michigan website dedicated to "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
A preview of a documentary about the Congo.
A kind of strange animated video of Hughes reading "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
A picture of Langston Hughes as a young man.
Artist Winold Reiss painted a portrait of Langston Hughes, and it hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
A street in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance
A cover of a 1923 issue of the NAACP’s magazine, The Crisis. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was featured in an issue of this magazine in 1921.
A portrait of good old Abe.
Check out the Nile and the pyramids.
Planning a trip to Egypt? You’ll need this.
A picture of the Euphrates River.
A map of the Euphrates River
A picture of the Congo River
A map of the Congo River
A picture of the Mississippi River
A map of the Mississippi River
Read an essay by Langston Hughes about the obstacles that artists of color face.
NPR Essayist, Vertamae Grosvenor, discusses Langston Hughes