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Langston Hughes (1902-1967) - James Mercer Langston Hughes is the most famous black poet of all-time. He’s essentially the go-to component of any literary prose expert when describing African-American poetry. He was a remarkable influence on the beat poets in the 1950s and 1960s, and he challenged everything from segregation, class conflict to the promise of Communism.
Poet Sonia Sanchez (born September 9, 1934) was part of the 1960's Black Arts Movement, and with Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Giovanni and Etheridge Knight formed the Broadside Quartet of poets. She developed Black Studies courses at SFSU and taught at Temple University from 1977 until her retirement in 1999. In addition to 18 books of poetry she has published plays, children's books and anthologies. She has been awarded the PEN writing award, Pew Fellowship and NEA Fellowship. #TodayInBlackHistory
HOODOO ARTICLE | published March 13, 1959 | Zora and the Study of Hoodoo "I have landed here in the kingdom of Marie Laveau and expect to wear her crown someday - Conjure Queen as you suggested." So starts a letter from Zora to famous black poet and writer, Langston Hughes, in 1928. Zora spent months in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana researching the life and work of Laveau, the most powerful voodoo priestess in the world in the 1800's."(ZORA NEALE HURSTON, a Life in Letters)
BY WALTER OPINDE One of the most prominent African-Americans who will forever be remembered for her multi-diversified career is Maya Angelou. She grew up to be a famous poet, playwright, dancer, singer, actress, and indeed, a great author and civil activist. Born on 4th April 1928 in St. Louis, Miss...BY WALTER OPINDE One of the most prominent African-Americans who will forever be remembered for her multi-diversified career is Maya Angelou. She grew up to be a famous poet, playwright…