James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an
American poet, ... Both of Hughes' paternal great-grandmothers were enslaved
African Americans and ..... 1959), with m...
Langston Hughes contributed greatly to society with his poetry, books and plays.
Hughes was also a columnist for the Chicago Defender. Many consider Hughes ...
Langston Hughes is known as the African American poet, a legendary ... These
places also contributed to Hughes special childhood. ... In his time, there were
other black writers as well, but they weren't able to financially support themselves
Feb 19, 2012 ... Langston Hughes is an important member of a group of poets commonly referred
to as part of the Harlem Renaissance. They came to ...
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in nineteen-oh-two. His parents
were separated. He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother in ...
American poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes was a primary ... not
too critical for the young—they nursed us along until our books were born.” ... In
the late 1940s, Hughes contributed the lyrics for a Broadway musical titled Street
Nov 28, 2009 ... Langston Hughes stands as a literary and cultural translation of political ... and
some of them that they were the rhythms of African dance and ...
Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the ...
The Negro critics and many of the intellectuals were very sensitive about their ...
While born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902, James Mercer Langston
Hughes did not live in Missouri very long. His father abandoned the family when
(James) Langston Hughes began writing in high school, and even at this early
age was ... Hughes lived in Mexico for the summer but he did not get along with
his father. This conflict, though painful, apparently contributed to Hughes's