Tag: Langston Hughes

Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Along With Busboys and Poets, Celebrate the Great American Poet Langston Hughes with The Weary Blues and Dedication of New Langston Hughes Suite

Celebrating its centennial, in 2018, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park has been host to many important moments in American history (Marriott International is No. 9 on the DiversityInc 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list). In 1954, Thurgood Marshall and his colleagues stayed at the Wardman Park Hotel in unincorporated…

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

By Sheryl Estrada Donovan Livingston At Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation ceremony, graduating student Donovan Livingston summed up the obstacles many Black people face in the education system, his experiences and his hope for the future in about five minutes of spoken-word poetry.The school shared a video on…