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Langston Hughes Quick Guide

Langston Hughes was one of the founders of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, which he practically defined in his essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (1926). He was innovative in his use of jazz rhythms and dialect to depict the life of urban blacks in his poetry, stories, and plays.


Poetry Foundation

The Langston Hughes Society

Langston Hughes – Gale Cengage

Langston Hughes on Biography Channel

Journeys & Crossings – Library of Congress

Langston Hughes Papers at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Langston Hughes at 100 (Beinecke Library Online Exhibit)

Langston Hughes: Archived articles from The New York Times

Twentieth century writer and poet Langston Hughes


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