Langston HughesBook - 2008
African Americans in literature.
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Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
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The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University holds the Langston Hughes papers (1862–1980) and the Langston Hughes collection (1924–1969) containing letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, artworks, and objects that document the life of Hughes. The Langston Hughes Memorial Library on the campus of Lincoln University, as well as at the James Weldon Johnson Collection within the Yale University also hold archives of Hughes' work.
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