Langston Hughes

by- Courtney Collins

POETRY

During the 1920's Langston Hughes was first recognized for his literary abilities. Born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. He wrote tens of twenties of novels and poems. He was very important during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920's.

A quote about Mr. Hughes in the New York Herald Tribune in 1926

"Langston Hughes, although only twenty-four years old, is already conspicuous in the group of Negro intellectuals who are dignifying Harlem with a genuine art life. . . . It is, however, as an individual poet, not as a member of a new and interesting literary group, or as a spokesman for a race that Langston Hughes must stand or fall. . . . Always intensely subjective, passionate, keenly sensitive to beauty and possessed of an unfaltering musical sense, Langston Hughes has given us a 'first book' that marks the opening of a career well worth watching."

by-Du Bose Heyward