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Langston Hughes- Brief Bio

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Missouri, US. Belonging to the Harlem Renaissance period, he has contributed most to the movement. He has written short stories, poems, novels, etc… the most famous works are; “No Without Laughter”, “The Ways of White Folks”, “The Negro Speaks of River”, and “Harlem”. He has been honored with so many awards including the “Witter Byuner Under graduation Poetry Prize” in 1926, “Anisfield Wolf Book Award”.


Rampersad, Arnold- The Life of Langston Hughes- New York: Oxford University Press- 1986

Opportunity- Vol 18- National Urban League- 1940

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