Who is Langston Hughes?

Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during 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".

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Langston Hughes Medal
... The Langston Hughes Medal is awarded annually to recognize an influential and engaging African American writer ... Patterson, Professor Emeritus of English at the City College of New York, the medal honors Langston Hughes' lifelong commitment to social change ... and question their cultural milieu in the tradition of Langston Hughes." In 1973, the late Raymond R ...
Langston Hughes - Further Reading
... The Langston Hughes Reader ... Revolution Uncollected Social Protest Writings by Langston Hughes ... The Collected Works of Langston Hughes ...
Busboys And Poets - Establishment
... The name refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1930s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet ... It features the words of Langston Hughes, "Let America be America again / Let it be the dream it used to be." Busboys also occupies the same building as the Langston Lofts, built ... The name is a tribute to Langston Hughes, who was working as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1930s when he slipped three of his poems to a patron ...
List Of Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) Alumni
... Lincoln University has many notable alumni, including Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, Hildrus Poindexter, Horace Mann Bond, Roscoe Lee Browne, Robert L ... Many of Langston Hughes' papers reside in the Langston Hughes Memorial Library on campus ... Joseph Winthrop Holley 1900 Founder of Albany State University Langston Hughes 1929 Poet Roderick L ...
Hans Ostrom - Life
... Ostrom is author of A Langston Hughes Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishers, 2002) and editor, with J ... In 1992 he published a book of criticism about the short fiction of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes (1902–1967) Langston Hughes A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne, 1992) ...

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    I’ve known rivers:
    Ancient, dusky rivers.

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
    Langston Hughes (1902–1967)

    Stilled legendary depth:
    It was as deep as England: it held
    Pike too immense to stir, so immense and old
    That past nightfall I dared not cast
    —Ted Hughes (b. 1930)