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Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes is an American poet, activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the early innovators of the new literary art form known as jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote about the period when "blacks prevailed", later interpreted as "when Harlem was popular". Growing up in a series of Midwestern towns, Hughes became an outstanding writer from a young age. He moved to New York when he was young, where he made his career. He graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio and soon began studying at Columbia University in New York. Although he dropped out of school, he caught the attention of New York publishers, first The Crisis magazine, then book publishers and became known within Harlem's creative community. He eventually graduated from the University of Lincoln. In addition to poetry, Hughes also wrote plays and short stories.
BornJames Mercer Langston Hughes, February 1, 1901, Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
DiedMay 22, 1967, New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationPoet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, novelist
EducationLincoln University

About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

Poet Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, United States on February 1, 1902. He dies at the age of 65, on May 22, 1967.

African-American poet, author, activist, and Harlem Renaissance figure, best known for The Weary Blues, Montage of a Dream Deferred, Not Without Laughter, and Black Nativity."The Negro Speaks of Rivers", his magnum opus, was published in 1921.

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Langston Hughes before becoming famous

Langston Hughes was born in the Zodiac sign Aquarius (The Water-Bearer), and 1902 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger (兎).

He authored his first plays, poetry, and short stories in high school in Cleveland, Ohio.

Achievement of Langston Hughes

He was a forerunner in the genre of jazz poetry.

Langston Hughes's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

His parents, Carrie Mercer Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, were both slave descendants and slave owners, and he was born in Missouri.

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Langston Hughes Collabed with

Poet Aime Cesaire, a French author, owes him a great deal.

Langston Hughes Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Langston Hughes updated on March 13 2023.