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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    Black nativity / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    The organizer / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Scarlet Sister Barry / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Tambourines to glory / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    The colored soldier / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Song for the working class / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Hollywood mammy / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    The first book of jazz / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Keeping the records straight / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Troubled island / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Angelo Herndon Jones / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Mother and child / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Little ham / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Joy to my soul / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Soul gone home / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    The gold piece / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Mulatto / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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    Simply heavenly / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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