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
Showing 281 - 287 results of 287 for search 'Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967', query time: 0.04s Refine Results
  1. 281

    Amen! African-American composers of the 20th century.

    Published 2001
    Other Authors:
    Online Access
    Electronic Audio
  2. 282

    [Transcripts of "Africa, Black writers and poets 1962-1966"]

    Published 2012
    Other Authors:
    Full Text (via CRL)
    Electronic eBook
  3. 283

    Poetry prelude by Thompson, Richard, 1954-

    Published 2006
    Other Authors:
    Online Access
    Electronic Audio
  4. 284

    Poetry prelude by Thompson, Richard, 1954-

    Published 2006
    Other Authors: “…Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967…”
    CD Audio
  5. 285
  6. 286

    The Negro speaks of rivers, and other art songs by African-American composers by Amaize, Odekhiren, 1953-

    Published 1999
    Other Authors:
    CD Audio
  7. 287
Search Tools: RSS Feed