Langston Hughes

1936 photo by [[Carl Van Vechten]] James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the 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 Negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue."

Growing up in a series of Midwestern towns, Hughes became a prolific writer at an early age. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. He graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and soon began studies at Columbia University in New York City. Although he dropped out, he gained notice from New York publishers, first in ''The Crisis'' magazine and then from book publishers, and became known in the creative community in Harlem. He eventually graduated from Lincoln University. In addition to poetry, Hughes wrote plays and short stories. He also published several nonfiction works. From 1942 to 1962, as the civil rights movement was gaining traction, he wrote an in-depth weekly column in a leading black newspaper, ''The Chicago Defender''. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Harper, Donna Sullivan
    Published 1995
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  2. 182
    by Mandelik, Peter
    Published 1975
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    by Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
    Published 1980
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    by Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
    Published 1990
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  5. 185
    Published 1958
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  6. 186
    by Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-1989
    Published 1948
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  7. 187
    by Willet, Chappie
    Published 1944
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  8. 188
    Published 1958
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  9. 189
    by Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998
    Published 2003
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  10. 190
    by Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
    Published 1997
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  11. 191
    Published 2000
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    by Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
    Published 1944
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  13. 193
    by Huntley, Jobe
    Published 2000
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  14. 194
    by Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998
    Published 2003
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  15. 195
    Published 2012
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  16. 196
    Published 2002
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  17. 197
    Published 2011
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  18. 198
    Published 2014
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  19. 199
    Published 2014
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    by Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950
    Published 1991
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