The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents Brooke Harris MY ‘20, Beinecke Library intern, Michael Morand, communications director and Tubyez Cropper, communications associate:
“Mondays at Beinecke: On Langston Hughes.”
Zoom Session. Register here - https://bit.ly/3msAPWs.
Mondays at Beinecke returns, virtually! The series resumes for Fall 2020 with a session on Monday, September 28, 4 pm, focused on Langston Hughes and democracy. You will learn about a little-known work by the great American poet: a 1956 historical sequence, “The Ballot and Me: The Negro’s Part in Suffrage.” This occasional piece was commissioned by the St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem and performed there on June 29, 1956, as part of a voter registration drive. The gallery talk will also include a reading of a Hughes poem or two on the topic of democracy.
Related, the Beinecke Library will also be releasing a video reading of the 1956 Hughes historical sequence on YouTube by early October.