Langston Hughes : his life and times

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In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about 'The Poet Laureate of Harlem' with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and 'Salvation, ' Hughes' coming-of-age story deftly brought to the screen by Schwartz.
Walker, Alice, 1944-; Rampersad, Arnold; Schwartz, Bruce R.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Heinle (Firm)
Biographical films
Literature, Print Culture; Literature, Print Culture; African American Studies; African American poets -- Biography; African American authors -- Biography; American literature -- African American authors; American poetry -- African American authors; Harlem Renaissance; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
North America; United States; New Jersey
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26 minutes; color


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A presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and Heinle Publishing ; producer/director, Bruce R. Schwartz. Commentary, Alice Walker, Arnold Rampersad, Bruce Schwartz. Cinematographer, George Spies ; editor, Kris Lindquist ; music, Rocky Davis.
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Filename: lms-089754; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10756; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3231; Catalog Key: alephsys004126133; OCLC: ocn732862627

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