LANGSTON HUGHES

James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902 –1967) was one of the most important writers and thinkers of  the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture. Hughes’s creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City’s Harlem, and his  literary works helped shape American literature and politics. Through his… Read More LANGSTON HUGHES

STRANGE FRUIT

Strange Fruit  is a song performed by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested against American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black… Read More STRANGE FRUIT

the song

Blackbird is a song from the 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”). The song may have been inspired by hearing the call of a blackbird one morning when the Beatles were studying Transcendental Meditation in India. Adding to the song’s mythology, Paul  also claimed to have been woken up,  the… Read More the song