WORD UP! TRIBUTE TO ZORA NEALE HURSTON & LANGSTON HUGHES 12-20-16
$5 – $10
WORD UP! TRIBUTE TO ZORA NEALE HURSTON & LANGSTON HUGHES 12-20-16

WORD UP! TRIBUTE TO ZORA NEALE HURSTON & LANGSTON HUGHES 12-20-16

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Legacy Books and Cafe

5249 Delmar Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

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Every Tuesday of the month it's WordUp!

Zora Neale Hurston was an African- American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.


Hughes's poetry and fiction portrayed the lives of the working-class blacks in America, lives he portrayed as full of struggle, joy, laughter, and music. Permeating his work is pride in the African-American identity and its diverse culture. "My seeking has been to explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America and obliquely that of all human kind, Hughes is quoted as saying. He confronted racial stereotypes, protested social conditions, and expanded African America’s image of itself; a "people's poet" who sought to reeducate both audience and artist by lifting the theory of the black aesthetic into reality. Hughes stressed a racial consciousness and cultural nationalism devoid of self-hate. His thought united people of African descent and Africa across the globe to encourage pride in their diverse black folk culture and black aesthetic. Hughes was one of the few prominent black writers to champion racial consciousness as a source of inspiration for black artists.
Doors open at 6:30
Performers are FREE til 7pm!
Show starts at 8pm

Our open mic will occur 8-9 please get there in a timely manner to sign up, Artists will have 5 mins to perform. Any Artists that do not go up before the competition starts will be able to perform after the competition is over.

Comedy Competition starts at 9:15


This is one of our most highly aniticipated shows of the month and one you should be sure not to miss!!!

We will still have our regular Open Mic flow from 8-9pm! Remember: Performers get in for FREE before 7pm! ( no exceptions)

$5 cover til 8 pm $10 after

2 for 1 Drink Specials!

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5249 Delmar Boulevard

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