In Praise of Langston Hughes The writings of American poet Langston Hughes reach across generations, cultures and languages. Celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday Friday -- and a granddaughter's discovery of Hughes' work in an elementary school textbook -- inspired this essay for Morning Edition by NPR's Vertamae Grosvenor.
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In Praise of Langston Hughes

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The writings of American poet Langston Hughes reach across generations, cultures and languages. Celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday Friday — and a granddaughter's discovery of Hughes' work in an elementary school textbook — inspired this essay for Morning Edition by NPR's Vertamae Grosvenor.

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