Langston Hughes

Harlem Renaissance Contributer

About Langston Hughes

Born: Feb 1, 1902

Died: May 22, 1967

Langston hughes was a man who used words such as poems to express himself. He was considered a "Renaissance Man" because of his talents in many fields. Jazz and the blues were essential parts to the Harlem Renaissance and Langston agreed. He wrote many poems that were sung by many jazz and blues singers and many poems even used to teach about a black mans experience.

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Achievements/ Accomplishments

  • Won major literature awards
  • NAACP awarded him for distinguished achievements by African American
  • Things named after him
  • Inducted into national institute of art and letters
& many more :)

Quotes from literature writings

"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."


"I swear to the Lord I still can't not see, why Democracy means, everything but me"


"I will not take 'but' for an answer"

Poems