Zora Neale Hurston was a writer in the Harlem Renaissance, an anthropologist, a folklorist, and a filmmaker. And so much more.
Mercedes Liriano-Clark, an English teacher at Bronx’s M.S. 224, has been prevented from teaching about the Harlem Renaissance, NBC New York reported this morning. The reason her principal gave? Liriano-Clark isn’t a social studies teacher.
Want to hear Tolkien recite elvish, Conan Doyle talk about Sherlock, or Langston Hughes read poetry to jazz music? Read. On.
Langston Hughes's birthday was yesterday. Here's why we should all still read him.