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Bestselling Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez To Hold Reading And Book Signing at Langston Hughes

Bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez will sign and read excerpts from her new book “Take My Hand” at 6:00 p.m. on Mon. Apr. 25 at Langston, 104 – 17th Ave. S. in Seattle. Perkins-Valdez, who used to teach at the University of Puget Sound, is the author of New York Times bestselling novels Balm and Wench, for which she earned a First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library in 2011 and national acclaim.
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The history behind the Langston Hughes poem used in the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing

And yet must be—the land where every man is free." That line comes from Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again," first published in Esquire in 1936. It's a long poem (which you can read in full here), that captures the wide swath of feelings from members of the under class begging America to fulfill its stated promises. It was deeply relevant then, and still is today — as evidenced by Sen. Cory Booker yesterday quoting the poem in support of Supreme Court nominee Kentaji Brown Jackson during her second day of confirmation hearings.
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The history behind the Langston Hughes poem used in the...

And yet must be—the land where every man is free." That line comes from Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again," first published in Esquire in 1936. It's a long poem (which you can read in full here), that captures the wide swath of feelings from members of the under class begging America to fulfill its stated promises. It was deeply relevant then, and still is today — as evidenced by Sen. Cory Booker yesterday quoting the poem in support of Supreme Court nominee Kentaji Brown Jackson during her second day of confirmation hearings.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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