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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was an American poet, playwright, novelist, and activist whose contribution to modern English literature and profound influence on the Harlem Renaissance make him one of the twentieth century's most celebrated black artists and intellectuals. With his first collection of poetry, The Weary Blues (1926), a text incorporating the rhythms of jazz with the realities of everyday black life, Hughes established himself as an uncompromising chronicler of the African-American...See more