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Black Lives, Black History: Langston Hughes

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a poet, novelist, playwright and columnist. Influential figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His work portrayed black life in America.



from the Library of Congress

Poets Dolores Kendrick and Evie Shockley celebrate the birthday of American poet Langston Hughes by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.