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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

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Jan 27, 2015 ... American poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes was a primary ... B. Semple, better known as "Simple," a black Everyman that Hughes ...

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Feb 1, 2016 ... Known as one of the founding fathers of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes continuously fought for social justice and racial equality ...

Langston Hughes - Poet | Academy of American Poets - Poets.org

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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 | Poetry Foundation

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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 ...

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

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Another important family figure was John Mercer Langston, a brother of Hughes's grandfather who was one of the best-known black Americans of the nineteenth ...

Langston Hughes - America's Story from America's Library

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

Langston Hughes's Biography | Scholastic.com

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Langston Hughes wrote more than 60 books, including poems, novels, short ... The First Book of Rhythms, Famous Negro Music Makers and Don't You Turn ...

Langston Hughes biography: African-American history: Crossing ...

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(James) Langston Hughes began writing in high school, and even at this early age was developing the voice that made him famous. Hughes was born in Joplin,  ...

Langston Hughes Was Born - America's Story from America's Library

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The tradition of storytelling inspired poet and writer Langston Hughes, who was born in Joplin, Missouri, ... I've known rivers ancient as the world and older

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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