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Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes published more than three dozen books during his life, starting out with poetry and then expanding into novels, short stories, and plays. He is closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of African-American literature an... More »
Born: February 1, 1902 (age 114), Joplin, Missouri
Died: May 22, 1967

Langston Hughes - Wikipedia


James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest inno...

Langston Hughes - Poet, Playwright - Biography.com


3 days ago ... American poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes was a primary ... B. Semple, better known as "Simple," a black Everyman that Hughes ...

Langston Hughes - Poet | Academy of American Poets


Langston Hughes - Poet - A poet, novelist, fiction writer, and playwright, Langston Hughes is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America ...

Langston Hughes - America's Library


Short illustrated profile, along with a timeline that shows major events which shaped the writer's life.

Langston Hughes | Poetry Foundation


Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the 1920s, a period known as the "Harlem Renaissance" because of the number of ...

Langston Hughes Was Born - America's Library


Langston Hughes Was Born ... The tradition of storytelling inspired poet and writer Langston Hughes, who ... I've known rivers ancient as the world and older

Hughes's Life and Career--by Arnold Rampersad - English


Born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, Langston Hughes grew up mainly in Lawrence, ... By this time, he was well known in African American literary circles as a gifted ...

Langston Hughes | Scholastic


Langston Hughes, whose full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes, was ... Book of Rhythms , Famous Negro Music Makers and Don't You Turn Back .

Langston Hughes - Historic Missourians - The State Historical ...


Langston Hughes was a poet, writer, and playwright. ... Despite these criticisms, Hughes's writings influenced many, and he soon became known as the “Poet ...