Presentation on theme: "Beatnik Cafe. City Lights Bookstore Located in San Francisco, California First place that famous Beatniks performed their poetry City Lights Landmark."— Presentation transcript:
City Lights Bookstore Located in San Francisco, California First place that famous Beatniks performed their poetry City Lights Landmark #228 because of its role in the literary and cultural development of San Francisco and the nation, for stewarding and restoring City Lights Bookstore, for championing First Amendment protections, and for publishing and giving voice to writers and artists everywhere.
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri preceeded the beat poets by about 30 years. Langston Hughes wrote about the lives of Afro Americans between the 1930's and the 1960's with the realism of beat writers and their attention to detail. Like the beats, Hughes also had a passion for travel and visited Mexico, Africa, Europe... and worked as a seaman like Jack Kerouac. Langston Hughes also weaved the sounds and rhythms of jazz and blues into his poems and stories that make them as fresh today as when he wrote them. Image copied on 4/8/05 directly from
What Did Beatniks Wear? Plain clothes Turtlenecks Dark colors (blue, black or brown)