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“That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise.
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes”  -- Langston Hughes
(“Justice,” 1923)

 

“There is today no lack within the Negro people of Beauty, strength and power – world shaking power. If I were a young writer, I would try to put some of these qualities on paper and on stage.” -- Langston Hughes
(“The Task of the Negro Writer and Artist,” 1965)

 


NEH Summer Instittute

The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury. See <http://www.summer67.dept.ku.edu/​>

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