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Langston Hughes
  • Name: Langston Hughes
  • Born: 02/01/1901
  • Died: 05/22/1967 (66 years old)
  • Occupation: Poet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, novelist

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. He famously wrote about the period that “the negro was in vogue”, which was later paraphrased as “when Harlem was in vogue.”

Birth Name: James Mercer Langston Hughes

Birth Place: Joplin, Missouri, U.S.

Death Place: New York City, U.S.

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