The Negro Speaks of RiversBook - 2009
Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.
Artist E.B. Lewis acts as interpreter and visionary, using watercolor to pay tribute to Hughes's timeless poem, a poem that every child deserves to know.
From Library Staff
LPL_ShirleyB Jun 04, 2020
Langston Hughes' powerful and classic poem is gorgeously illustrated by E. B. Lewis!
Full text of Langston Hughes's poem from poets.org:
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers
I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in h... Read More »
Simply put, one of the best American poems by one of the best American poets. And he wrote this when he was 18!