November 10th & 11th, 2017
at Princeton University

McCosh Hall, Room 50

Langston Hughes has long shaped people’s understanding of themselves and of the United States more broadly.  His powerful written works have provided insight into our painful past and hope for a future beyond the ills that have haunted our society. He was the “Bard of Harlem” and he remains America’s Bard. This conference commemorates Hughes 50 years after his passing, exploring his art, life, and legacy as viewed by many of the top Hughes scholars, literature scholars, biographers, writers, and poets working today. The conference is organized by Wallace Best and is free and open to the public.

Please register if you intend to attend the conference.