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Tambourines to glory : playscript


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American poet Langston Hughes, who was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, also wrote novels, stories, plays, as well as edited several anthologies.

Regarded as a pioneer of modern black literature, Langston Hughes frequently wrote about the attitudes and experiences of everyday black Americans. In 1926, his first book of poems,

The Weary Blues, was published by Knopf. During the 1960s, Hughes's poetry reflected the racial turbulence of the times. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz offered scenarios for resolving racial segregation.

On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died of congestive heart failure in New York City.

The Panther and the Lash, Hughes's final book of poetry, was published posthumously, and included such protest poems as Black Panther and The Backlash Blues.

Langston Hughes. Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 1993. (reproduced in Biography In Context). (accessed May 2, 2013).

Mimeographed typescript of the playscript,

Tambourines to Glory, wriitten by Langston Hughes. The title page identifies the playscript as: "Revised version. September 1962."

Box 41, F0705: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 2003.

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, March 2016.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 March 4
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Tambourines to glory : playscript, 1962 September.
Box 41 Folder F0705

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