Writings of Hughes and Hurston

Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great… read more

Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle of the Great Depression. During that time, a group of African-American writers created a sizeable body of literature in the genres of poetry, fiction, drama and essay. Through their writings, they explored racial consciousness and the status of African-Americans at the time. 

Participants talked about two of the Harlem Renaissance writers, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Rampersad was the primary biographer of Hughes' life. Mr. Dodson provided the historical context of the Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Wall provided background information on Zora Neale Hurston and the impact of her works. Lucy Anne Hurston, an author in her own right, was the niece of Zora Neale Hurston. close

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Program ID:
169204-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2002
Last Aired:
Jan 8, 2009

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  • Mar 31, 2002 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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