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Billy Branch Reads “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes


November 12, 2020 — Blues musician Billy Branch reads a classic early Langston Hughes work as part of "Lift Every Voice Chicago," a group event presented by the Chicago Public Library in partnership with Library of America, the American Writers Museum, and the Poetry Foundation.

Curated by Sylvia Ewing, "Lift Every Voice Chicago" celebrated the publication of African American Poetry: 250 Years Of Struggle & Song, the Library of America anthology edited by Kevin Young. Click here to watch the complete program.