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Sheet music for 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' by Langston Hughes and Margaret Bonds

Hughes's first poem was set to music by many composers

CREDIT: Hughes, Langston (words) and Bonds, Margaret (music). "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." New York: Handy Brothers Music Company Inc., 1942, sheet music. African American Odyssey, Library of Congress.

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