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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    When the Jack hollers by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2005
    Online Access
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    Selected poems of Langston Hughes / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1966
    Book
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    Poems / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1999
    Book
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    I wonder as I wander : an autobiographical journey. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1956
    Book
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    Tambourines to glory : a novel. by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1958
    Book
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    An African treasury : articles, essays, stories, poems, by black Africans / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1961
    Book
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    The voice of Langston Hughes [selected poetry and prose read by the author] by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1995
    CD Audio
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    The dream keeper : and other poems / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1932
    Book
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    Five plays / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1968
    Book
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    Not without laughter / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1930
    Book
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    Siyāh hamchūn aʼmāq-i Āfriqā-yi khūdam /
    سیاه همچون اعماق آفریقاى خودم /
    by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1986
    Book
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    Let us remember : cantata on persecution : chorus and orchestra / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 2015
    Musical Score Book
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    The big sea : an autobiography / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1940
    Book
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