Before Langston died—long before he died—he prepared the order of his funeral service: no minister, no prayers, not even an MC. The folks invited got there, and a jazz… More
Langston Hughes wrote “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” when he was eighteen years of age and published it when he was nineteen—in 1921, in W. E. B. Du Bois’s… More
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"Today, we are in the midst of the broadest attack on First Amendment rights in schools and universities this country has seen in generations,'" PEN America's Nadine Farid Johnson tells @JudiciaryGOP Subcommittee on Constitution and Limited Government. #FreeSpeech
Dallas, TX! This Saturday we're partnering with All Things Edunia, Dallas CORE, @BlackVotersMtr, @RYHTexas at @TPHDallas for a discussion on the importance of accessible, accurate news for empowerment & civic engagement ft. @evadcoleman @ldallen. Join us! https://pen.org/event/panel-discussion-at-the-potters-house-of-dallas-fake-news-or-not/
School book bans spur a growing counteroffensive, reports @NPR
"PEN America says book bans in public school libraries this year are on pace to top last year's high mark... 2,500 instances of book bans in U.S. schools. Most were #LGBTQ- or race-related."