“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)

 


I Wonder as I Wander - Videos

Directions and Routes in African American Studies
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Episode 1
Nicole Hodges Persley, Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre - The University of Kansas

Episode 2
Clarence Lang, Associate Professor
Department of African & African American Studies

Episode 3
Jacob Dorman, Assistant Professor
Department of African & African American Studies

Episode 4
Randal M. Jelks, Associate Professor
Department of African & African American Studies

Episode 5
John Rury, Professor
Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
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