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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    Weary blues : for baritone and orchestra 1979 / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2019
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    Musical Score Book
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    The Dream Keeper / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2017
    CD Audio
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    The first book of the West Indies / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1956
    Book
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    Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1991
    Full Text (via Internet Archive)
    eBook
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    The collected works of Langston Hughes / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2001
    Book
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    The best of Simple by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    CD Audio
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    In the service of my country / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1944
    Book
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    Mardi Gras in New Orleans / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2003
    Full Text (via Alexander Street Press)
    eBook
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    Poetry and reflections by the author. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1980
    CD Audio
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    I wonder as I wander : an autobiographical journey / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1986
    Book
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    Vintage Hughes / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2004
    Book
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    Simple [seven stories from the Best of Simple and Simple's Uncle Sam] / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1968
    Other Authors: “…Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967…”
    CD Audio
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    Let America be America again / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2004
    Book
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    The glory of Negro history by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1966
    CD Audio
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    The ways of white folks. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1971
    Book
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    Not without laughter / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1969
    Book
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