Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Ph.D.
Timothy Askew, Ph.D.
This thesis discusses Langston Hughes’ poetry and details the African-American experience in a discriminatory society which was an essential theme of the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement which enriched American life. Hughes’ body of work covers the entire range of the human experience, especially the experience of ordinary people. He believed that the role of the artist was to cover and illuminate every aspect of people’s lives. Part of this expansive philosophy towards art included giving a voice to African-American women and men who experienced both racist and patriarchal oppression.
Alwazzan, Aminah, "The Strong Voices of Black Women and Men in the Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes" (2019). Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University. 161.