Detroit, Michigan: Black Forum (Motown Record Corp.), 1970. First Pressing. Vinyl. 33 1/3 rpm. 12" Photo illustrated front sleeve. Photo illustrated in black and white on verso with text in black. Minor edgewear and rubbing to outer sleeve. Original blank paper inner sleeve. Record with green, black and white label, text in black. Fine, overall. Item #227
Black Forum Records was created in 1970 as part of Motown Records' ambition to preserve those non-musical voices and protestors of the Civil Rights era. On this recording, poets Langston Hughes and Margaret Danner read selections from their work and casually reflect together about their craft. The gravity of Hughes' many years as one of America's greatest poets is balanced by his charm and ease. Danner, quieter, subtle and skillful in her words makes a complimentary partner. Both poets are celebrated here, on this rare record, for their contribution to Black American causes and American letters. An astounding legacy preserved.
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