Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Born Feb 1, 1902
  • Lyricist, Poet, Essayist, Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Social activist, Author
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was 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 "th...

Langston Hughes Stats

Nickname

: Lengstons Hjūzs, James Mercer Langston Hughes, Hughes, Langston

Profession

: Lyricist, Poet, Essayist, Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Social activist, Author

Ethnicity

: African American

Nationality

: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Feb 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 (65 years old)

Place of Birth

: Joplin

Date of Death

: May 22, 1967

Place of Death

: New York City

Cause of Death

: Prostate cancer | Surgical complications
Appearances

Langston Hughes Film Appearances

  1. Looking for Langston

Langston Hughes Albums

  1. Weary Blues
  2. Black Nativity

Langston Hughes Books

  1. Not Without Laughter
  2. Jerico-Jim Crow
  3. The block
  4. The return of Simple
  5. Simple speaks his mind
  6. El immenso mar
  7. Simple's Uncle Sam
  8. The collected poems of Langston Hughes
  9. Famous American Negroes
  10. Essential Langston Hughes CD

Langston Hughes Subject of Books

  1. WordSong Poets: A Memoir Anthology
    WordSong Poets: A Memoir Anthology
  2. Notebook on Black History Month 2012 (part 3): Langston Hughes Celebrated
  3. Poetics of Paradigm Dancing in the 2012 Presidential Election Campaign
    Poetics of Paradigm Dancing in the 2012 Presidential Election Campaign
  4. Text and Meaning in Langston Hughes' The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain