Understand the Past, Know the Present: The 12th Annual Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival
Join us for The 12th Annual Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival. We at Queens Memory are proud to host this year’s festival as part of our ongoing effort to record how we got here, who we are, and what we want from our future.
The Black Heritage Reference Center at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center established its roots in 1969 as a place to learn about Black history and culture. As James Baldwin wrote in The Fire Next Time- “Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”
Understanding history, how we got here, helps us deal with the present. This year’s Literary Arts Festival underscores this.
12:00 PM David Mills – Slave Poems
1:00 PM Candacy Taylor – The Overground Railroad : The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America
2:00 PM Maisy Card author of These Ghosts are Family talks with Regina Bernard
3:00 PM Shades of Truth Theatre presents MLK : If I Had Sneezed, featuring Producer / Director Michael Green