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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 and music in New York City following World War One, but he wrote poetry, books, and newspaper columns right through into the 1960s. Hughes's work often spoke plainly about the lives of ordinary black people, which in later years earned him a reput More »
Born: February 1, 1902 (Joplin, Missouri)

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Dec 11, 2013 ... Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that “the ...

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Langston Hughes, among the most versatile and prolific of modern American authors, achieved distinction in poetry, fiction, and drama. Race is at the center of his work--the beauty, dignity, and heritage of blacks in America. But Hughes was never racist--he always sought to speak to all Americans, especially on the larger  ...

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James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the  ...

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Langston Hughes biography and poetry. A history of Jazz before 1930. This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

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“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” - Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was born in 1902, Joplin Missouri . He was one of the leading poets of the 'Harlem Renaissance' His poetry depicted the lives and experiences of ordinary black people. Langston Hughes' ...

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I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen. When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. "I, Too, Sing America," in the magazine Survey Graphic (March 1925); reprinted in Selected Poems (1959). They'll see how beautiful I am. And be ashamed — I, too, am America.

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Langston Hughes. 1902-1967. 'My soul has grown deep like the rivers'. Langston Hughes' ashes are buried under a medallion in the foyer of the Schomburg Library of African American Culture, Harlem, New York, USA. The design is entitled Rivers and the words are taken from Hughes' poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers.

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May 22, 2016 ... But was just as if they'd left. Crossing Jordan! Crossing Jordan! Alone and by myself. – Langston Hughes, 1941. via PoetryFoundation.org. ***. James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.