Langston Hughes

"I will not take 'but' for an answer" - Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

  • 1921 Langston Hughes' poem Negro speaks of rivers is published in NAACP
  • 1926 Hughes' first book "Weary Blues" is published
  • 1930 Hughes’s novel “Not Without Laughter” is published winning him the Harmon Gold medal for Literature
  • 1946 Hughes is elected into National Institutes of Arts and Letters
  • 1960 Hughes receives Spingarn Medal from NAACP
  • 1961 Hughes is elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • NAACP- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People