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Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes, Not What Was

Langston Hughes, American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and who vividly depicted the African American experience through his writings, which ranged from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns. Learn more about Hughes’s life and work.

a Langston Hughes poem about a woman having great strength, light, loveliness, and power.

a Langston Hughes poem about a woman having great strength, light, loveliness, and power.


This rare photo from 1933 shows a very dapper Langston Hughes posing glamorously. Consuelo Kanaga captured the Harlem Renaissance artist in this closeup which looks almost like a fashion editorial. Most portraits of Hughes are at a distance and were often more formal in his early years. There is definitely something about black and white film that captures a certain mood and this photo is a prime example. With that said, It was time to rework the blog into a cleaner format as is fashionable…

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Envisioning an Ideal America through poetry

Taking Langston Hughes poem about America as inspiration, Southwest students in Mariah Reicks' creative writing class saw the America they're living in and envisioned something better.

NPM: “Democracy” by Langston Hughes

It’s Tuesday, so per usual I have a new poem of mine up over on 5×500. It’s a dream poem about whatever the hell dream poems are about. You could sadly say that today’s Natio…

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