Inspiring Educators Who Inspire Future Leaders

Celebrating Langston

Google kicks off its celebration of Black History Month marking the birthday of Harlem Renaissance icon, James Mercer Langston Hughes. Mr. Hughes’ Google doodle is a caricature of Hughes working at his typewriter, with the melodious sounds of jazz playing in the background, as lines from his poem I Dream a World filter across the screen. A fitting tribute to a legendary poet whose mission, through the written word, it was to “illuminate the Negro condition in America.” Forty-eight years after his death in 1967, Langston Hughes continues to teach and inspire generations of young poets of all backgrounds. tlb


Related resource: Jazz Poetry & Langston Hughes [National Endowment for the Arts]




About principalaim

Head of Lower School & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Louisville Collegiate School

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