Langston Hughes

Portrait by [[Carl Van Vechten]], 1936 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 gained traction, he wrote an in-depth weekly column in a leading black newspaper, ''The Chicago Defender''. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Fight for freedom; the story of the NAACP. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1962
    Book
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    I wonder as I wander : an autobiographical journey / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1974
    Book
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    Selected poems / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1959
    Book
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    The political plays of Langston Hughes / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2000
    Book
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    The Negro mother and other dramatic recitations / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1931
    Book
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    The book of Negro folklore / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1958
    Book
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    Simple's Uncle Sam / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2000
    Book
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    Fight for freedom and other writings on civil rights / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2001
    Full Text (via ProQuest)
    Electronic eBook
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    The collected poems of Langston Hughes by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1994
    Online Access (A-Z Journals and Newspapers)
    Electronic eBook
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    Mule bone / by Hurston, Zora Neale, Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2002
    Full Text (via Alexander Street Press)
    eBook
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    The Ballad of the Brown King & selected songs / by Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946, Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2019
    CD Audio
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    Weary blues : for baritone, cello, and piano : 1972 / by Moore, Dorothy Rudd, 1940-2022, Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2019
    Musical Score Book
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