25 min. 2014. TMW Media.
Hughes, more than any other black poet or writer, recorded faithfully the nuances of black life and its frustrations and was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.
1 hr. 2002. California Newsreel.
This film shows how Hughes successfully fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life. Hughes' Dream Harlem presents a vision of the esteemed poet in present-day Harlem and makes an important case for Hughes' impact on hip-hop and the spoken-word community.
57 min. 1988. Annenburg Center. Langston Hughes wrote of the beauty, dignity, and heritage of blacks in America. Interviews, music, and dance performances convey his work and influence, discussed by James Baldwin and biographer Arnold Rampersad.
Named in honor of the first African American to make his living solely by his pen, the Langston Hughes Society (LHS) is a national association of scholars, teachers, creative and performing artists, students, and lay persons who seek to increase awareness and appreciation of Langston Hughes (1 Feb. 1902–22 May 1967) by promoting scholarship and creative achievement.
2012. 36 min. Podcast. Talk of the Nation, NPR.
The works of Langston Hughes reflect the lives and struggles of African Americans, and celebrate the richness of the culture. February 1, 2012 marked the 110th anniversary of the late poet, musician and playwright's birth.
The Modern American Poetry Site is devoted to the teaching and study of modern and contemporary American poetry with particular emphasis on original and excerpted scholarship about key poems, poets, and contexts. This criticism is accompanied by images, media, and the poems themselves.