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 Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1964
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1943
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1973
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1999
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1961
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 2004
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  12. 92
    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1949
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1970
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 2009
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1969
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1990
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1994
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
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    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
    Published 1970
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