Langston Hughes


About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a writer who was influenced by many people Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman. He created novels, poems, colorful portrayals of black life in America, etc. For example in a article about him it say's "His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s". Langston was different from the poets/writers because he would write stories that reflected on black people, in ways that would reflect on their culture, suffering and love of music, laughter and language. Langston would write to anyone that can read but it would be about black people.

Poems Langston Hughes Created


  • Dreams
  • As I Grew
  • Mother to Son
  • I, Too
  • April Rain Song
  • Cross
  • Let America be America Again

Books Langston Hughes Created


  • The Ways of White Folks
  • The Best Of Simple
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • Not Without Laughter
  • The Big Sea