Who is Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. 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 in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".

Contents BiographyAncestry and childhood Like many African Americans, Hughes had a comp...
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Langston Hughes Poems

  • Dieu
    Je suis Dieu-
    Sans un ami,
    Seul dans ma pureté
    Monde sans fin. ...
  • Gott
    Ich bin Gott-
    Ohne einen Freund,
    Allein in meiner Reinheit
    Welt ohne Ende. ...
  • Dios
    Yo soy Dios-
    Sin un amigo
    Solo en mi pureza
    Mundo sin fin. ...
  • Night Funeral In Harlem
    Night funeral
    In Harlem:

    Where did they get ...
  • Sick Room
    How quiet
    It is in this sick room
    Where on the bed
    A silent woman lies between two lovers- ...
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Love 16 I Love You 16 Night 13 Black 13 White 12 Long 12 Dream 11 Life 10 Song 10 World 9

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  • Sakeenawithin: “hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. hold fast to dreams for when dreams go life is a barren field frozen with snow.” ~ by langston hughes
  • Shinto_se: 01:16 * i, too * langston hughes ~ a poem 4 every night of the year!
  • D1fox1: "let america be america again" (it never was) by langston hughes, performed by aldo bil...
  • Poclitbot: but opportunity is real, and life is free, equality is in the air we breathe. (there's never been equality for me, nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.") langston hughes, let america be america again
  • Dagmmulu_dmf: hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. hold fast to dreams. for if dreams go, life is a barren field covered with snow. ~ langston hughes ~
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