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Vanguard At Dawn - Wren and Allisa EPISODE 17, 10th October 2020
Bars for the People
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Bars for the People

This week we continue our series on the Harlem Renaissance with Langston Hughes. He was a poet, activist, playwright and champion of the everyday people.

Sources:

“Closing Time: Langston Hughes and the Queer Poetics of Harlem Nightlife” by Shane Vogel

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23128793?seq=1 

Book: “The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes” edited by Arnold Rampersad

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44428/the-negro-speaks-of-rivers 

“A New Song”

https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/new-song-0

Tea Time----------

Artists:

Quetta McCaskill- https://www.instagram.com/sailor_qt_/

Melanie Faye- https://smarturl.it/MelanieFaye


Activist:

Martese Johnson- https://twitter.com/martesejohnson_


News: The court transcripts for Breonna Taylor's trial have been released and Derek Chauvin has posted bail. When seeking justice we must use our loses to help ensure the safety of oppressed peoples in the future. Sometimes it's one step forward three steps back, but we have to keep fighting.