Langston Hughes

Novelist, Author

1902 – 1967

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Who was Langston Hughes?

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new 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".

Famous Quotes:

  • There's never been equality for me, Nor freedom in this 'homeland of the free.'

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Born
Feb 1, 1902
Joplin
Also known as
  • Lengstons Hjūzs
  • James Mercer Langston Hughes
  • Hughes, Langston
Parents
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
    (1921 - 1922)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Lincoln University
    (1926 - 1929)
Lived in
  • Joplin
  • Missouri
  • New York City
Died
May 22, 1967
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013