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Anthology of Negro Poetry
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produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1954), 35 mins
produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1954), 35 mins
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The Glory of Negro History
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 53 mins

In this collection of prose and song, Langston Hughes narrates the history of the African-American people. Beginning with the struggles associated with slavery and punctuated with African chants and freedom songs sung by Brownie McGhee, Hilda Haynes and Leadbelly, Hughes imparts the glory and triumphs of African-...

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 53 mins
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The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins

You remember the counsel: "Hold fast to dreams—for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly..." Langston Hughes reads and comments on some of his most evocative poems about dreams, sailing away to new places and aging through life’s pleasures and obstacles.

written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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Margaret Walker Reads Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes
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written by Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins

Margaret Walker was one of the most respected poets not only in the African American community but in America at large. Reading selections from her most acclaimed collection of poetry “For My People,” Walker’s poetry expresses a collective historical identity in poems such as “Big John Henry” and “St...

written by Margaret Walker and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins
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Sterling Brown and Langston Hughes
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written by Sterling A. Brown and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1952), 36 mins

Two of the 20th century’s most influential poets representing the African-American voice are captured here reciting their own short stories and poetry. From the lyrical, lulling rhythms of Brown’s poem, "Break of Day," to longer, narrative, entertaining stories such as Hughes’ "Feet Live their Own Life," th...

written by Sterling A. Brown and Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 (Folkways Records, 1952), 36 mins
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The Voice of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from...
written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
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