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The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes - Poetry Reading

The Weary Blues - A poem by Langston Hughes. About the poem - "The Weary Blues" is a poem written by American poet Langston Hughes. Written in 1925, "The Weary Blues" was first published in the Urban League magazine, Opportunity. It was awarded best poem of the year by the magazine. The poem was published in Hughes' first book, a collection of poems, also entitled "The Weary Blues." Langston Hughes was known as one of the most prominent and influential figures of the Harlem Renaissance, a rebirth movement of African Americans in the arts during the 1920s. Hughes wrote about the world around him, giving a voice to African Americans during a time of segregation. Hughes was both a contributor and supporter of his fellow African American writers. Collectively, they changed how the world viewed African Americans because of their talents and ability to capture real life and turn it into art. About the poet -- James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902 -- 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was born in Joplin, Missouri in USA. He was one of the earliest innovators of the literary art form jazz poetry. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannelSubscribe & Stay Tuned - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=pearlsofwisdom
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