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Wednesday, 30 December

737. Langston Hughes and Transnational Liberation: Ideological Underpinnings

1:45–3:00 p.m., 411–412, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Langston Hughes Society

Presiding: Dellita L. Martin-Ogunsola, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

1. “Langston Hughes: The Father of a World Black Consciousness Movement,” Tara T. Green, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro

2. “James Mercer Langston Hughes: ‘Poet Laureate,’ ‘Dean’ of Black American Writers, a Self-Proclaimed ‘Literary Sharecropper,’ ‘Radical Socialist,’ ‘ Cultural Ambassador,’ and Possibly One of America’s Earliest Postcolonial Thinkers,” Karima K. Jeffrey, Hampton Univ.

3. “Engagement in the Antifascist Movement and the Transnational Liberation of Minorities in the Literary Works of Langston Hughes,” Char Prieto, California State Univ., Chico

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