Celebrating African American Artists: I, Too, Sing America — Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

February 11, 2024, 11:00 am

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Langston Hughes, smiling, poses with a small stone sculpture
Langston Hughes, 1943 (Photo: Gordon Parks)

Host Terrance McKnight dives into the songs, cantatas, musicals, and librettos that flowed from Hughes’s pen. The hour-long program also details Hughes’s collaboration with William Grant Still and their 15-year struggle to see their opera Troubled Island become a reality.

A production of WQXR.