Langston Hughes Crewneck Sweatshirt - What Happens to a Dream Deferred? Poem Quote - Harlem Renaissance Black History Poet
Langston Hughes is one of the most prominent and respected writers of the 20th century. He was a key figure during the Harlem Renaissance and was a highly influential poet, novelist, playwright, columnist and activist.
Hughes' poem "A Dream Deferred" is a fascinating observation and commentary on one's pursuit of their hopes and dreams and what may happen if these ambitions in life are put off and not pursued. More specifically, this poem serves as a commentary on the times in which Hughes lived. Equality for African-Americans was non-existent and the opportunities for achievement were not equal to their White counterparts. Yet and still with the glass ceiling barriers, it did not stop some of the greatest minds of the Harlem Renaissance from flourishing and some day being recognized for their genius. Great inspiration to never waver away from your ambitions.
His recorded version of this poem is also a pioneering art form combining the elements of poetry with jazz.