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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    Anthologie africaine et malgache / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1962
    Book
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    Don't you turn back : poems / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1969
    Book
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    A pictorial history of the Negro in America / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1968
    Book
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    Fight for freedom : the story of the NAACP / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1962
    Book
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    A pictorial history of Blackamericans / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1983
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    I, too, am America / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2012
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    A pictorial history of Blackamericans / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1983
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    The plays to 1942 : Mulatto to The sun do move / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2002
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    My people / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2009
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    A pictorial history of the Negro in America / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1963
    Book
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