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Langston Hughes And The Harlem Renaissance


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Langston Hughes And The Harlem Renaissance

  1. 1. Langston Hughes<br />The Harlem Renaissance<br />
  2. 2. The Early Years<br />Most poplar and Versatile writer of the Harlem Renaissance<br />Wanted to capture the traditions of Black Culture in written form<br />1902-1967<br />
  3. 3. Task<br />Recognize the poetry of Langston Hughes, <br /> Learn about the Harlem Renaissance, <br />Review the history of Langston Hughes, <br /> Gain a greater understanding of the poetry of Langston Hughes. <br />
  4. 4. Langston Hughes and the People<br />Black people loved reading his works and hearing him read his poems at public presentations all over the country. To them he was" Harlem's Poem."<br />
  5. 5. In the Beginning<br />Langston Hughes was of the Harlem Renaissance, an artistic movement of the 1920's in which black artists living in Harlem and elsewhere blossomed in musical, poetic, theatrical and cultural expression. <br />
  6. 6. Still Here<br />Still Here I Been scared and battered.My hopes the wind done scattered.Snow has firz me, Sun has baked me, Looks like between 'emthey done Tried to make me Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'-- But I don't care!I'm still here!<br />
  7. 7. Langston Hughes<br />
  8. 8. The Renaissance<br />The Harlem Renaissance is a period in American history where the influence of African-Americans in politics, literature, music, culture and society grew and became a part of the mainstream. <br />
  9. 9. The Faces of the Harlem Renaissance<br />
  10. 10. His Gift<br />Langston Hughes’s poems have a common theme: the experience of being black. He is a poet of the Harlem Renaissance. As a child, he had no real family: instead he was passed around between extended family and friends. <br />