Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Thursday Jul 09 2015   6:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

The life and times of Langston Hughes is explored by Professor Rampersad, Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities at Stanford University, and activist Elaine Elinson, author of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California.

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Elaine ElinsonElaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Matthew Elinson