Kevin Le Gendre heads to Harlem to celebrate the first book of poems written by American poet Langston Hughes.

Langston's work, inspired by the blues and the promotion of black unity, has gone on to influence writers, poets and musicians worldwide.

With contributions from Nikki Giovani, Traci Morris, Byron Wallen, Michael Horowitz and Sue Mingus.

The Bittersweet Poems Of Protest And Joy

Broadcast Dates

  • 20060716
  • 20060722