Langston Hughes came to New York to study at Columbia in , but after a year he left due to racial prejudice at the institution.
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He aimed his focus towards Harlem, becoming a large influence on the Harlem Renaissance of the s, even when he was physically worlds away. Famously saying, "I would rather have a kitchenette in Harlem than a mansion in Westchester," he spent the last twenty years of his life living in a brownstone on 20 East th Street, churning out some of his best work from the third floor.
WCBS notes that "while in his two-room suite, with treetop views, a narrow bed, a shower, books, work tables, photographs and other belongings, Hughes produced a book-length poem, an autobiography, newspaper columns, lyrics, anthologies, and many other writings. Now the structure in which he found inspiration will be transformed into a "performance and gallery space, recording studios, and an overall incubator of creativity for musicians, poets and other artists -- all while paying homage to the literary giant.
The second floor, where the bedrooms of Hughes' surrogate parents once were, have become recording studios. The third floor, where Hughes himself found inspiration and sanctuary, now houses Motema Records. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Ron Butler.
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Most widely held works by Ron Butler. Rebound by Kwame Alexander Recording 8 editions published in in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.
A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past. Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life Visual 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, this moving book-on-video contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life.
- Les quatre derniers jours de la vie dAnton Kotchev (French Edition).
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Everyday people Visual 7 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Tells the interconnected stories of a group of racially diverse New Yorkers who rub elbows at Raskin's, a venerable Brooklyn diner and New York City institution whose Jewish owner has just revealed his plans to sell the place off to make way for condominiums and newer, more 'gentrified' establishments.
Told over the course of a single workday, the story challenges conventional assumptions about class and racial identity"--Container. Who was?
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Man on the run by Carl Weber Recording 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family.
To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust--and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal. Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets Visual 2 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, these celebratory original poems pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wander.
Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph Visual 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in s Harlem?
Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz. This killing is especially unsettling to Detective Alex Cross.
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Sojourner Truth is the school his son Damon attends, just four blocks from his home. While the death of an inner-city black child doesn't garner much media attention, another murder is making big headlines. The same day that Shanelle was beaten to death, Senator Daniel Fitzpatrick was found handcuffed to a bed and shot execution style. The only clue the police have to go on is a bizarre rhyme, signed "Jack and Jill," promising more high-profile executions, ultimately targeting the president of the United States.
When Cross is called in to help protect the president, he begins to suspect that the two cases are somehow related.
As he races to put all the pieces together, the killers continue their bloody rampage, paralyzing the city. Dragons in a bag by Zetta Elliott Recording 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling. Schomburg : the man who built a library Visual 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Arturo Schomburg's passion for collecting books, music, and art led to the creation of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism by Edward E Baptist Recording 13 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets by Kwame Alexander Recording 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, these celebratory original poems pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wander.
They can't kill us all : Ferguson, Baltimore, and a new era in America's racial justice movement by Wesley Lowery Recording 5 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide The first book to go behind the barricades of blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist as he tells the story of the year that shook America.
The repercussions of police violence have sent citizens into the streets proclaiming that Black Lives Matter, and sent politicians scrambling for a new way of understanding the basic social contract between the governed and those who govern.