The Langston Hughes Committee is committed to bringing great writers of the African American experience to The City College to encourage creative activity within the Harlem community. In honor of Hughes' adopted home, the Langston Hughes Festival dedicates itself to the community of Harlem, and to highlighting past, present, and future literary and cultural achievements of its denizens.
The Langston Hughes Festival Committee wishes to pursue the vision of Langston Hughes in bringing literature that reflects the voice of the people to the people. Ultimately, we hope to continue to enrich the vibrant Harlem community with writing inspired by the early promise of the Harlem Renaissance.
Retha Powers, Director
Charles Frye: Coordinator of the Choral Speaking Festival
Renata Miller, Chair of English
Cheryl Sterling, Director, Back Studies Program
Jodi-Ann Francis, Assistant Director, Black Studies Program
Jo-Ann Hamilton, Assistant Professor, English (Past Director)
Emily Raboteau, Associate Professor, English
Norval Soleyn, College Now
David Unger, Publishing Certificate Program
At Other Institutions:
Grace Aneiza Ali, Adjunct Professor, CWE
Carlyle Van Thompson, Professor, MEC (2014)
Justin Williams, Assistant Professor, CWE (2014)
Dean Eric Weitz, ex officio
Professor Gordon E. Thompson, Director emeritus
Raymond Patterson ~ Jerome Brooks ~ Nathaniel Norment
We Remember: Raymond R. Patterson (1929-2001), Emeritus Professor of English at The City College of New York.