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Riehlife Poem for MLK’s life and death: “Democracy,” by Langston Hughes

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the great civil right’s leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Riehlife offers Langston Hughes’ poem “Democracy.” —JGR _________________________ Democracy by Langston Hughes Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has To […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Langston Hughes’ “A Negro Speaks of River” with links to audio and scholarly article

I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. This is the first stanza of one of my favorite poems “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” by Langston Hughes (from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, […]

St. Louis Art Museum’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Celebration’s 7th year—Raises voice for youth through performances and distinguished African American photojournalism panel

“We need to tell our stories; argue our case.”–D. Michael Cheers (Assistant Professor, Photojournalism, San Jose State University) _______________________________________________________________ From the opening presentation of “Crowns of Glory” (Victor Little–actor–Sheila Forrest–vocalist–and David A. N. Jackson–vocalist & percussionist), through the panel of three distinguished photojournalists (D. Michael Cheers, Jason Miccolo Johnson, and Wiley Price) moderated by Alisa […]