Ask Your Mama: Sharon Bridgforth on Langston Hughes

Festival 2022

Ask Your Mama: Sharon Bridgforth on Langston Hughes

  • Tuesday, September 20
  • 4:00 PM
  • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Room 38-29
  • 121 Wall Street
  • MAP

Sharon Bridgforth talks with Melissa Barton about their mutual love of Langston Hughes, sharing reactions to selections from Hughes’s papers at Beinecke.

Melissa Barton is Curator of Drama and Prose for the Yale Collection of American Literature, which includes the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, at Beinecke Library. She is the author of Gather Out of Star-Dust: A Harlem Renaissance Album and has curated exhibitions at Beinecke including “Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance and The Beinecke Library” and “Brava! Women Make American Theater.”

All festival events are free and open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required at most indoor events.