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  1. The Mule-Bone by Langston Hughes, 2010-07-24
  2. The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes, 1990-09-12
  3. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes, 1995-10-31
  4. Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
  5. Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past And Present (Amistad Literary Series) by Henry L. Gates, 1993-07-01
  6. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America (Life of Langston Hughes, 1902-1941) by Arnold Rampersad, 2002-01-10
  7. I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (American Century Series) by Langston Hughes, 1993-08-01
  8. The Langston Hughes Reader by Langston Hughes, 1981-07
  9. Not Without Laughter (Thrift Edition) by Langston Hughes, 2008-04-04
  10. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes, 1990-09-12
  11. The Big Sea: An Autobiography (American Century Series) by Langston Hughes, 1993-08-01
  12. Black Misery (Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature) by Langston Hughes, 2001-01-04
  13. The Best of Simple (American Century) by Langston Hughes, 1990-09-28
  14. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, 1996-12-03

1. Langston Hughes - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. Hughes is known best for
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New York United States ... writer Langston Hughes February 1 May 22 ) was an American poet novelist playwright ... short story writer, and columnist . Hughes is known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance
  • Life
    Langston Hughes as a baby in 1902, photograph Yale University Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library The son of Carrie Langston Hughes (a teacher) and her husband, James Nathaniel Hughes, Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes in Joplin Missouri . After abandoning his family and the later legal dissolution of the marriage, James Hughes left for Cuba , then Mexico , as a consequence of the enduring racism in the United States. After the separation of his parents, young Langston was raised mainly by his grandmother, Mary Langston, as his mother sought employment. Through the black American oral tradition of storytelling, she would instill in the young Langston Hughes a sense of lasting racial pride.

2. Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes biography and poetry. A history of Jazz before 1930. This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format,
(February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967)
Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes was a member of an abolitionist family. He was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston, brother of John Mercer Langston, who was the first Black American to be elected to public office, in 1855. Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet. His father didn't think he would be able to make a living at writing, and encouraged him to pursue a more practical career. He paid his son's tuition to Columbia University on the grounds he study engineering. After a short time, Langston dropped out of the program with a B+ average; all the while he continued writing poetry. His first published poem was also one of his most famous, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", and it appeared in Brownie's Book. Later, his poems, short plays, essays and short stories appeared in the NAACP publication Crisis Magazine and in Opportunity Magazine and other publications.

3. Langston Hughes
Short illustrated profile, along with a timeline that shows major events which shaped the writer s life.
Langston Hughes
Twentieth century writer and poet Langston Hughes
Born: February 1, 1902
Died: May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture. Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood. His literary works helped shape American literature and politics. Hughes, like others active in the Harlem Renaissance, had a strong sense of racial pride. Through his poetry, novels, plays, essays, and children's books, he promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, humor, and spirituality.
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LANGSTON HUGHES, was part of the Harlem Renaissance and was known during his lifetime as the poet laureate of Harlem, He also worked as a journalist,
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~Dream Deferred~ What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load Or does it just explode? LANGSTON HUGHES, was part of the Harlem Renaissance Hughes: The Shakesphere of Harlem Works of Langston Hughes The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes ... Langston Hughes: A voice of many generations Secret Walk Go to top Back to Homepage Back to Reading Room Many thanks to SpectraLinks and the members of the AFROAM-L list. Who contributed the links to this page. ========================================================================= Spectra Links is edited by F. Leon Wilson "Mapping cyberspace in full colour." ========================================================================= To subscribe to SpectraLinks send an email

5. Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes. In Time of Silver Rain. Walkers with the Dawn. Quiet Girl. The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Dream Deferred. Me and the Mule
Langston Hughes: In Time of Silver Rain Walkers with the Dawn Quiet Girl The Negro Speaks of Rivers ... Me and the Mule back to Snally Gaster's African American Phat Library Experience Not enough poems here? Email me your favorite works of the masters (no amateurs please). CONTACT Me and the Mule My old mule,
He's gota grin on his face.
He's been a mule so long
He's forgotten about his race. I'm like that old mule
Black and don't give a damn!
You got to take me
Like I am. In Time of Silver Rain In time of silver rain
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and flowers lift their heads, and over all the plain the wonder spreads Of Life, Of Life, Of life! In time of silver rain the butterflies lift silken wings to catch a rainbow cry, and trees put forth new leaves to sing in joy beneath the sky as down the roadway passing boys and girls go singing, too, in time of silver rain When spring and life are new. Walkers with the Dawn Being walkers with the dawn and morning, Walkers with the sun and morning, We are not afraid of night

6. Langston Hughes - Poems, Biography, Quotes
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Women Poets ... Meaning of Names Langston Hughes Enlarge Picture View Langston Hughes: Poems Quotes Biography Books ... Resources Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston (brother of John Mercer Langston, the first Black American to be elected to public office). He attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he began writing poetry in the eighth grade. His father would discourage him from pursuing writing as a career, in favour of something 'more practical'. Langston's tuition fees to Columbia University were paid on the grounds that he study engineer.. Continue.. Some of Langston Hughes Poems Let America Be America Again I, Too, Sing America Life Is Fine Dream Deferred ... View all Langston Hughes Poems Quote from Author Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

7. Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes is often referred to as the Poet Laureate of the Negro Race. He was born in Joplin, Missouri February 1, 1902.
DREAM KEEPER featuring readings by The Negro Speaks of Rivers I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world
and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathe in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. *Lincoln's determination to end slavery was said to have started when,
as a young man, he visited New Orleans for the first time. Langston Hughes is often referred to as the "Poet Laureate of the Negro Race." He was born in Joplin, Missouri February 1, 1902. He grew up in Lawrence Kansas and Lincoln, Illinois before going to high school in Cleveland, Ohio, and spending a year in Mexico near Mexico City. In all of these places he was a part of a small, sometimes tiny community of Blacks, to whom he was nevertheless profoundly attached from early in his life. Langston Hughes was descended from a distinguished family. His maternal grandmother's first husband had died at Harpers's Ferry fighting in John Brown's band; her second husband, Langston's maternal grandfather, had been prominent in Kansas politics during Reconstruction, before racism drove him from the field; and his brother, John Mercer Langston, had been one of the most famous Black Americans of the nineteenth century, a congressman from Virginia and the founding head of the law school of Howard University. However, his mother, Carrie Langston Hughes, and his father James N. Hughes, separated shortly after his birth. His father emigrated to Mexico, where he was successful in business, while Langston grew up near poverty and lonely in Lawrence, Kansas.

8. Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. He traveled all over the worldto Europe, Africa, Mexico, the Soviet Union but his heart and home
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(February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967) Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. He traveled all over the world-to Europe, Africa, Mexico, the Soviet Union but his heart and home were in Harlem, where he was one of the most versatile writers of the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance . Though known primarily as a poet, Hughes also wrote plays, essays, novels, short stories, and books for children. His writing is characterized by simplicity and realism and, as he once said, "people up today and down tomorrow, working this week and fired the next, beaten and baffled, but determined not to be wholly beaten."
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9. Langston Hughes — Poet Seers
Langston Hughes was born in 1902, Joplin Missouri. He was one of the leading poets of the “Harlem Renaissance” His poetry depicted the lives and experiences
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Langston Hughes was born in 1902, Joplin Missouri. He was one of the leading poets of the “Harlem Renaissance” His poetry depicted the lives and experiences of ordinary black people. Langston Hughes’ poems are characterized by a musical and lyrical language. In fact many of his poems have been set to music. The major influences of Langston Hughes were Walt Whitman , The Bible and Carl Sandbury. Langston Hughes initially wished to be a lawyer but he was not allowed to take the bar exam. Therefore with the support of his father Langston went to Columbia University New York. However Langston could not take to University life and dropped out of his studies. He spent much of his time in the nearby Harlem district, visiting the lively jazz scene. After this Langston travelled to various parts of the world and had to support himself with menial jobs. However he began writing poetry and this led him to recognition as a poet. It is said that Langston Hughes was discovered by the poet Vachel Lindsay when he visited Washington (where Langston was working as a busboy) This recognition enabled him to give up his job as a busboy and devoted himself more to writing. In 1930 he produced his first novel “Not Without Laughter” this was moderately successful.

10. Langston Hughes --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Langston Hughes black poet and writer who became, through numerous translations, one of the foremost interpreters
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    I stay alive. As a young adult, Hughes became a leading figure during the Harlem Renaissance, the decade prior to 1930 which saw an explosive display of creative talent by black writers and artists. But it was his adolescence in Cleveland that shaped him as a writer of novels, short stories, poetry, plays and even music. photo credit: Consuelo Kanaga Music on the Show CD Title: The Best of the Capitol/Blue Note Years
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    12. Explore DC: Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes, born in Joplin, Missouri, was a notable poet, short story writer, and playwright. He lived in Washington, DC at the 12th Street YMCA for a

    13. Harlem By Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes PrinterFriendly Version. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run?

    14. Works Of Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes, one of the most prolific writers in literature addresses jazz and the scenery and sounds in the first piece. The second is an ode to one of
    Works of Langston Hughes
    Aside from the novel, many writers incorporated elements of song into other types of work including poetry. Langston Hughes, one of the most prolific writers in literature addresses jazz and the scenery and sounds in the first piece. The second is an ode to one of the great jazz singers Billie Holliday. Harlem Night Club draws upon the appeal of jazz, its universality an its ability to bring people together despite their differences. Its inter-racial overtones are characteristic of some of the scenery that was present during the time when jazz was emerging. Jazz clubs were often full of whites, who were often being entertained by predominately black bands. There were special dance halls that catered to blacks, but generally they were only allowed to be entertained on certain nights. The last lines on the piece " darkness, Joy today!," contain some fo the same themes that were prevalent in the spirituals. The notion of enjoyment now because of the anticipated bleakness of the coming days, is especially important to note. Song for Billie Holliday captures the whole atmosphere of the smoky night club with the crooning singer at the front of a wailing band. Once again sorrow and despair are common themes in the work. The prevalence of these moods and emotions make the music fitting to include in literature and poetry. The bond that they share is very strong in that the music is often representative and an artistic expression of what is currently being experienced.

    15. Langston Hughes
    Selected poems by hughes at the Academy of American Poets.

    16. Langston Hughes (1902-1967) : Teacher Resource File
    Biography, bibliography, criticism, unit and lesson plans on langston hughes.
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    Welcome to the Internet School Library Media Center Langston Hughes page. The ISLMC is a meta-site where librarians, teachers, parents and students can preview sites. You can use search this site, use an index or sitemap . Revised 11/27/01.
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    17. Langston Hughes Similar pages langston hughesJames langston hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. His mother was a school teacher, she also wrote poetry. His father, James Nathaniel hughes,
    Pastel drawing of Hughes
    by Winold Reiss
    Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Hughes's Life and Careerby Arnold Rampersad Hughes's "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (1926) On "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" On "The Weary Blues" ... External Links Compiled and Prepared by Cary Nelson Return to Modern American Poetry Home Return to Poets Index

    18. The My Hero Project - Langston Hughes
    A short article by Jeff Trussell on AfricanAmerican poet, playwright and author langston hughes.

    19. Langston Hughes Biography: African-American History: Crossing Boundaries: Kansas
    (James) langston hughes began writing in high school, and even at this early age was developing the voice that made him famous. hughes was born in Joplin,
    Langston Hughes Biography
    Langston Hughes in his twenties, circa 1930. When Langston Hughes's grandmother died, his mother summoned him to her home in Lincoln, Illinois. Here, according to Hughes, he wrote his first verse and was named class poet of his eighth grade class. Hughes lived in Lincoln for only a year, however; when his step-father found work in Cleveland, Ohio, the rest of the family then followed him there. Soon his step-father and mother moved on, this time to Chicago, but Hughes stayed in Cleveland in order to finish high school. His writing talent was recognized by his high school teachers and classmates, and Hughes had his first pieces of verse published in the Central High Monthly , a sophisticated school magazine. Soon he was on the staff of the Monthly , and publishing in the magazine regularly. An English teacher introduced him to poets such as Carl Sandburg and Walk Whitman, and these became Hughes' earliest influences. During the summer after Hughes's junior year in high school, his father reentered his life. James Hughes was living in Toluca, Mexico, and wanted his son to join him there. Hughes lived in Mexico for the summer but he did not get along with his father. This conflict, though painful, apparently contributed to Hughes's maturity. When Hughes returned to Cleveland to finish high school, his writing had also matured. Consequently, during his senior year of high school, Langston Hughes began writing poetry of distinction. After graduating from high school, Hughes planned to return to Mexico to visit with his father, in order to try to convince him that he should pay for his son's college education at Columbia University in New York City. At Columbia, Hughes thought, he could get a college education but also begin his career as a writer. On his way to Mexico on the train, while thinking about his past and his future, Hughes wrote the famous poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." After arriving in Mexico, the tension between Hughes and his father was strong. Hughes wanted to be a writer; his father wanted him to be an engineer. After Hughes sent some of his poetry to the Brownies Book and

    20. The Langston Hughes Society
    The langston hughes Society is a national association of scholars, of langston hughes. Specifically, these individuals share a genuine
    The Langston Hughes Society

    The Langston Hughes Society is a
    national association of scholars,
    teachers, creative and performing
    artists, undergraduates, graduate
    students, and lay persons who have a
    serious interest in the life and writings
    of Langston Hughes. Specifically,
    these individuals share a genuine
    concern for meaningful research
    pertaining to Hughes and his works and are committed to increasing the awareness and perpetuating the appreciation of Langston Hughes as a major American writer of the twentieth century. The Langston Hughes Review Contact Executive Committee Dellita Martin-Ogunsola LHS President Foreign Language and Literatures University of Alabama, Birmingha m Sharon Jones LHS Vice-President Wright State University Sharynn Owens Etheridge LHS Secretary-Treasurer Claflin University

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