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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and one of the most influential and acclaimed American writers of the twentieth century. A renowned poet from a young age, Hughes' first collection of poetry, The Weary Blues , was published when he was just 24. He would go on to publish more than thirty-five books, including his award-winning debut novel, Not Without Laughter , and the short story collection, The Ways of White Folks . His widely-read journalism and...See more