Photograph of African-American poet and writer Langston Hughes.

Langston Hughes

(1902 - 1967)

After publishing his essay “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” Langston Hughes published the poetry collections The Weary Blues in 1926 and Fine Clothes to the Jew in 1927. He later served as a correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American in Spain in 1937, and wrote the screenplay for the musical film Way Down South in 1939. A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes died in New York City in 1967.

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