Black History Retold: ‘Love & Basketball’ Director Reads Langston Hughes’ Ode To Harlem

The Urban Daily

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Take Harlem’s heartbeat/ Make a drumbeat/ Put it on a record, let it whirl…Langston Hughes

Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer and director of Beyond The Lights and the beloved film, Love & Basketball, shared a sweet ode to Harlem with Langston Hughes’ poem, “Juke Box Love Song.” Watch the modern day storyteller’s retelling of one of the best African American poets in history above.

Prince-Bythewood’s latest film, Beyond The Lights is available on DVD and Blue Ray on Feb. 24.

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