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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  • Magpiesentiment: i loved my friend. he went away from me. there is nothing more to say. the poem ends, soft as it began, i loved my friend. - to f.s. by langston hughes
  • Beineckelibrary: nina simone correspondence in the langston hughes papers more:
  • Degefunolawi: “hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly” langston hughes.
  • Newsatnoon1: book burnings are being planned for the 4th of july festivities at the governor's mansion. the works of frederick douglass, zora neale hurston, langston hughes, and james baldwin will top the list of the first to be burned. others to be added at later events.
  • Drstcrawford: hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. ~ langston hughes
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The Little Black Boy
 by William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! my soul is white.
White as an angel is the English child:
But I am black as if bereav'd of light.

My mother taught me underneath a tree
And sitting down before the heat of day.
She took me on her lap and kissed me,

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