Release date: April 7, 2004
Emory Hosts Langston Hughes Symposium, Open Exhibit April 14
WHO: Scholars from across the United States will discuss the noted Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes.
WHAT: "Langston Hughes: Poet of the People"
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 4-6 p.m. symposium; 6-7:30 p.m. exhibition opening
WHERE: Symposium: Jones Room, Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Emory. Exhibition opening: Special Collections & Archives, 10th floor, Woodruff Library.
COST: Free and open to the public. Parking in Fishburne visitor parking. For directions and map, go to: www.emory.edu/WWW/directions.html. For more information, call 404-727-7620.
A panel of distinguished Hughes scholars will discuss "Langston Hughes: Poet of the People" at a symposium at Emory University in the Joseph W. Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, on the Emory campus. The presentations are expected to break new ground in Hughes scholarship, particularly related to understanding Hughes' political engagement, including with prominent African-Americans on the political left. The moderator will be Lawrence P. Jackson, professor of English and African-American studies at Emory and the author of "Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius."
The exhibition curators are Lawrence P. Jackson, Folashadé Alao and Pellom McDaniels III and the exhibition includes materials on loan from the personal collection of Thomas H. Wirth.