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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

Harlem Renaissance

Cover of The Weary Blues

Langston Hughes Miguel Covarrubias
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The Weary Blues (1926) dust cover by Miguel Covarrubias suggests Langston Hughes's ability to suffuse his poems with the improvisation and yearning that characterize blues compositions.

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