Soul of Langston
Langston Hughes is one of the more controversial names in the history of American poetry. He is among the most eloquent American poets to have sung about the wounds caused by social and political injustice. Though he never sought to be all things to all people, he managed to create a body of work that epitomized the beauty and variety of the African-American and American experiences, as well as the diversity of emotions, thoughts, and dreams that he saw common to all human beings.
What would be of hip-hop if Langston Hughes never took to poetry or of Civil Rights if the Harlem Renaissance never flourished?
Soul of Langston reveals the bitter-sweet wit and wisdom of Langston’s poetry; the tragedies and triumphs that constructed his life; and the worldwide impact of his literary accomplishments – going from busboy and poet to becoming “Harlem’s Wonder” helping establish the Civil Rights movement through the Harlem Renaissance.
SOUL OF LANGSTON by D. Porter Stewart | Owt-A-Town Productions
The production explores Langston’s poetic statement: “I too sing America…I too am America” and also poses the question to all, “What happens to a dream deferred?” from Langston’s famous poem.
“America never was America to me and yet I swear this oath – America will be!” -Langston Hughes-