Sunday, November 23, 2008

Aristocratic Style Icon: Langston Hughes

I have been reading more and more about the contributions of
African Americans in making this country one of the greatest on Earth. I have never studied, in depth, the Harlem Renaissance. But I am steadily learning more and more about the contributions of those young and inspired individuals. In some ways, they can be considered revolutionaries. Not only were brothers and sisters like Langston Hughes (in the picture) profoundly talented, highly drivem, and determined to be the change they wanted to see in the world, but they did so with style and swagger that many of us try to emulate today.

Langston was an American poet, novelist, playwright, and columnist best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. His contributions to Black American History are endless, and I am a new fan. He is an original Aristocrat and one of my new personal role models. You should definately read up on Langston Hughes, and the works of him and his contemporaries such as Zora Neale Hurston.

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