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 big sea : an autobiography / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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

    Published 1942
    Book
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    Langston Hughes and the South African Drum generation : the correspondence / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2010
    Book
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    Langston Hughes / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2006
    Publisher description
    Book
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    The poetry of Langston Hughes by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1968
    CD Audio
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    The dream keeper and other poems by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1955
    CD Audio
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    Langston Hughes reads and talks about his poems by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1970
    CD Audio
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    The dream keeper and other poems / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1993
    Book
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    The emperor of Haiti / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2002
    Full Text (via Alexander Street Press)
    eBook
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    The collected works of Langston Hughes. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2002
    Full Text (via ProQuest)
    eBook
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    Autobiography : I wonder as I wander / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2003
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    Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1991
    Book
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    Black magic : a pictorial history of the African-American in the performing arts / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1990
    Book
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    Autobiography : the big sea / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2002
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    Website
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    The em-fuehrer Jones / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2003
    Full Text (via Alexander Street Press)
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