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Feb 2, 2015 ... Langston Hughes — the poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer — was born 113 years ago yesterday. His “Dream Deferred” — one of the most famous poems in American literary history — reflects Hughes's brilliance as a writer as well as his anger toward injustice, a theme that reappears in much ...


Feb 3, 2014 ... Leyla McCalla, formerly of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, had an ambitious idea for her solo debut as a musician. She wanted to take poems by Harlem Renaissance legend Langston Hughes and put them to song. But McCalla told Tell Me More's host Michel Martin that she wasn't overwhelmed by the ...


2 days ago ... American poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes was a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance. Learn more at Biography.com.


David Kresh discusses Langston Hughes and his poetry.


Louise Thompson Patterson, the political activist who bridged the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s and the black arts movement of the 1960s, and to whom Langston Hughes dedicated his 1941 collection of poems, Shakespeare In Harlem, has died at the age of 97. Published: 13 Sep 1999. Louise Patterson.

Sep 19, 2010 ... Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Langston Hughes' grand uncle, John Mercer Langston, was the first black congressman elected from Virginia in 1888. [1] Born James...


Key events and dates in a Langston Hughes timeline, compiled by PhDs and Masters from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley. ... Hughes moves to Washington, D.C. While bussing tables at the Wardman Park Hotel, Hughes notices the poet Vachel Lindsay dining in the restaurant and slips some of his poems on Lindsay's table.


Langston Hughes · 1902 - 1967/Male/American James Mercer Langston Hughes was a poet, novelist, playwright, columnist and innovator of jazz poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. [wikipedia]. Favorite. Poems · Popular · A-Z · Langston Hughes. 75.8k. Quiet Girl · Langston Hughes · Quiet Girl. I would liken you. To a night ...


About “Harlem ("What happens to a dream deferred?")” 1 contributor. One of the most famous poems penned by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Written in 1951, this poem was the inspiration for Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. Upvote. +12. 8. Share. Share Tweet. Share URL. Copy.