Black History Month STYLIN': Langston Hughes

DAY 10: Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes - Activist, Author, Playwright
Born: February 1st, 1902
Died: May 22nd, 1967

Langston Hughes played a major role in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, and with his writings, he was able to give the African-American community a voice in which they never had. His most famous poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers was published in The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP, in 1921.

Other Hughes Facts
  • Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri.
  • His full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes.
  • Hughes had published over 50 works and  received 9 awards for his writings. 

"Black is powerful." Langston Hughes

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