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Quote of the Week by Langston Hughes

01/31/2012 12:43

Happy Black History Month! In honor of this special month, our quote of the week is actually a short poem by Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967). What better person to kick off such a wonderful month; especially that it coincides with what would have been Mr. Hughes 110th birthday (February 1st)! DREAMS by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Mr. Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Mr.Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. For more information on Black History Month, visit our website section HERE. For more information on celebrating African American culture and traditions, click HERE.