image of Langston Hughes
The Big Sea by Langston Hughes


February 1, 2002
12:00-1:30 pm
Paul Robeson Room (JC 240)
Read-In Birthday Celebration

Come view video excerpts, listen to audio tapes of Hughes reading his own poetry, share your own favorite poems and passages from Hughes’s work, including, but not at all limited to The Big Sea, and enjoy refreshments, including a "birthday cake" in honor of the centennial celebration.

February 12, 2002
8:00 pm
Concert Hall

GMU Langston Hughes Centennial Celebration featuring the College of Visual and Performing Arts (Music and Dance) and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. This special program will be open to the entire campus community and the general public.

February 13, 2002
6:00 pm
Student Union II Ballroom

African American Studies Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, featuring the President of the Langston Hughes Society, Dr. Dolan Hubbard. He is chair of the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University. His lecture will also be part of the ENGLISH 325 faculty lecture series and will be open to the entire campus and the general public with a reception to follow. Dr. Hubbard’s topic is "Langston Hughes and the American Century."

March 2002
Date/Time/Place TBA

Multidisciplinary Faculty Panel Discussion

April 2002

Deadline for Text and Community autobiographical haiku contest TBA

Deadline for Text and Community essay contest TBA

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Image of Langston Hughes is from the book cover of The Big Sea (permission pending).
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