- James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri
|Born:||01 February 1902 |
|When did Langston Hughes die? / Died||22 May 1967|
|How many years did Langston Hughes live? / Lived||65 years|
Langston Hughes facts
- 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 in New York City
- He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue"