The Langston Hughes Centennial Convocation will be held at Cleveland State University on Friday, April 5, 2002, during National Poetry Month. Participants will explore connections between the modern city and the life and legacy of Langston Hughes.
We encourage college and university instructors, independent scholars, elementary and secondary school teachers, visual and performing artists, and others to submit a 250-word proposal summarizing a 20-minute individual presentation or 60-minute panel presentation. We welcome program ideas based on the following or related themes:
"Writing, Teaching, and Performing Poetry in the 21st Century"
"Migration and the Politics of Movement in African American Life"
"African Americans and Public Education in the Urban North"
"From John Mercer Langston to James Mercer Langston Hughes: The Evolution of African American Social Thought in Ohio (c.1850-1950)"
"Rethinking "the Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (Langston Hughes, 1926)
"Hughes and Transnational Connections"
"Art, Social Settlements, and the History of Karamu House"
"The Rise of the City in the Era of Jim Crow"
"The Politics of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality"
"When Mass and Class Meet: Elite African Americans and Cultural and Social Policy-Making"
"Artists and Patrons: Producing 'Culture' in the Interwar Period"
The committee will review porposals and notify those selected for the program by December 31, 2001. E-mail questions to email@example.com.
Dr. Regennia N. Williams
Department of History
Cleveland State University
1983 East 24th Street, RT1915
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 687-3899
Fax: (216) 687-5592 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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