The Lawrence Arts Center has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support preliminary planning, research and documentation for the production of a two-part documentary film on the life of Langston Hughes.
Last summer, Randal Jelks, a professor of African-American Studies, sat down with a group of scholars on the life of Langston Hughes. Hughes was a key voice of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. They planned out a new documentary idea about the life and writings on Hughes. The discussion included the decision to search for an endowment grant that would fund their movie, “I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled, A Doc Film.”