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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    The black verse [12 moods for jazz] /

    Published 1970
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    Rhythms of the world /

    Published 1955
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    Negro speaks of rivers. by Swanson, Howard, 1907-1978

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    A Pictorial history of African Americans /

    Published 1995
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    Not so simple : the "Simple" stories by Langston Hughes / by Harper, Donna Sullivan

    Published 1995
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    Simply heavenly : a comedy with music / by Martin, David, 1907-1975

    Published 1959
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    New Negro poets, U.S.A. /

    Published 1964
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    Only heaven : piano-vocal / by Gordon, Ricky Ian

    Published 1997
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    Shadow of the blues : four poems by Langston Hughes : for medium voice and piano / by Musto, John, 1954-

    Published 1987
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    Poems by Brown, Sterling A., 1901-1989

    Published 1952
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    Cuba libre : poems / by Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-1989

    Published 1948
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    Romancero de los voluntarios de la libertad.

    Published 1937
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    The sweet flypaper of life / by DeCarava, Roy

    Published 1955
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