Henry Louis Gates Jr. has brought awareness of the importance of African-American studies to the forefront with his work as an editor, writer, critic, and lecturer. Today, he continues his work as Chairperson of the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard University, as well as W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research. 

The Langston Hughes Reader
by Langston Hughes

Hardcover, 501 pages
8.6 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0-8076-0057-3

In addition to the poetry for which he is best known, this compilation of writings from Langston Hughes includes highlights from novels, stories, plays, songs, and essays, some of which have never before been published in book form. With art and wit, Hughes made his mark in all of the diverse forms of American literary expression, and this book celebrates his achievements.