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  The My Hero Project - Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902 to a family of abolitionists.
Hughes went on to receive both Guggenheim and Rosenwald fellowships and was nicknamed the "Poet Laureate of Harlem." Several years after his death from cancer in 1967, Hughes' residence in Harlem was given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission; in 1969, the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center opened.
Langston Hughes was nicknamed the Poet Laureate of Harlem.
myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=langstonHughes   (876 words)

  
  Langston Hughes - MSN Encarta
Langston Hughes (1902-1967), American writer, known for using the rhythms of jazz and of everyday fl speech in his poetry.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, and educated at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
Hughes wrote in many genres, but he is best known for his poetry, in which he disregarded classical forms in favor of musical rhythms and the oral and improvisatory traditions of fl culture.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556401/Hughes_Langston.html   (579 words)

  
 Langston Hughes in Lawrence (KS): Photographs & Biographical Resources, by Denise Low & T.F. Pecore Weso: | Harlem ...
Langston Hughes in his twenties, circa 1930 from L.
Langston Hughes’s uncle, Nathaniel Turner Hughes, was born at Lakeview in 1870, and Hughes’s mother, Carolina, was born here in 1873.
Hughes’ great-grandmother Lucy Langston was one-half Indian, of an unknown tribe, possibly a coastal Algonquin nation, the Pamunkey of Virginia.
www.kansashistory.us /langstonhughes.html   (1712 words)

  
 Lesson Plan - Langston Hughes
Langston's childhood was spent in the care of friends and relatives throughout the midwest and northeast.
Hughes was disturbed by the African tribes' lack of political and economical freedom.
Hughes was warmly welcomed by his peers and recognized for the poetry he wrote while traveling.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-famous/hughes.html   (1962 words)

  
 Poet: Langston Hughes - All poems of Langston Hughes
Poet: Langston Hughes - All poems of Langston Hughes
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).
Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist.
www.poemhunter.com /langston-hughes   (264 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Young Langston Hughes curled into his grandmother's lap as she wrapped him with a bullet-riddled shawl.
She taught him to judge a man by his actions, not by the color of his skin, and that all people deserved to be free.
Hughes created the fictional character of Jesse B. Semple, who became known to readers of the Chicago Defender in a series of short stories.
www.kshs.org /people/hughes_langston.htm   (354 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes' character Jesse B. Simple comes to life in 12 great performances by Nap "Don't Forget the Blues" Turner....
With a brief biographical sketch of Hughes and watercolor i...
Probably the most important writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes is widely held to be the first African American to earn a living as a writer....
www.modern-poets.com /langston-hughes.htm   (181 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902.
When Langston was 8 years old, he went to live with his grandmother because his mother can't afford to pay the rent for their house.
Langston Hughes died at the age of 65 in New York City from complications of cancer-related surgery.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/poets/hughes.htm   (781 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902.
Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale University's Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations, this anniversary edition offers a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists.
As the first installment of a two-volume biography, this portrait of Langston Hughes depicts his life from his birth in Missouri in 1902 to the winter of 1941.
aalbc.com /authors/langston.htm   (1787 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Hughes was considered one of the leading voices in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s His first novel, NOT WITHOUT LAUGHTER (1930), Hughes wrote with the financial support of Charlotte Mason, a wealthy white woman.
Hughes was one of the first fl authors, who could support himself by his writings.
Hughes wrote children's stories, non-fiction, and numerous works for the stage, including lyrics for Kurt Weill's and Elmer Rice's opera Street Scene, screenplay for the Hollywood film Way Down South with the actor Clarence Muse, and translated the poetry of Federico García Lorca and Gabriela Mistral.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /lhughes.htm   (1725 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes: Books: Arnold Rampersad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Langston Hughes has been called "the Shakespeare of Harlem." The quality of his poems are certainly worthy of comparison to the Bard's Sonnets.
Langston Hughes's poetry is steeped in Jazz rhythms and social consciousness; it is, at the same time, an assertion of fl civil rights and an astute observation of fl (and, by extension, American) cultural awareness.
Hughes was part of the definitive Harlem Renaissance Movement of the 1920s through the late 1940s, that was a very important period of time for African-Americans in the United States.
www.amazon.com /Collected-Poems-Langston-Hughes/dp/0679426310   (2079 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, on 1st February, 1902.
Hughes became interested in poetry and was especially influenced by the work of Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman.
Hughes refused to name the names of other radicals and denied he had ever been a member of the American Communist Party.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAlangston.htm   (1183 words)

  
 91.03.01: Langston Hughes: Voice Among Voices
The family was very important to Langston Hughes, but so were the forces that surrounded the family—the racial discrimination, the violence of society, the unfairness of educational opportunities, and the right to share in the American dream of opportunity and freedom.
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902, spending most of his early years with his grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas due to the separation of his mother and father.
Langston created this poem as he was waiting for working opportunities in Genoa as one white sailor after another found passage as he was left behind.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/3/91.03.01.x.html   (5386 words)

  
 Heath Anthology of American LiteratureLangston Hughes - Author Page
Langston Hughes was one of the most original and versatile of twentieth-century fl writers.
Hughes wrote, he contended, “to explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America.” As his friends said of him, “No one enjoyed being a Negro as much as Langston Hughes.” He portrayed the humor, wit, endurance, and faith of his people with extraordinary skill.
Hughes won several prizes, awards, and fellowships, and was in constant demand for readings and lectures throughout the world.
college.hmco.com /english/lauter/heath/4e/students/author_pages/modern/hughes_la.html   (789 words)

  
 PAL: Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
When Langston was thirteen he moved to Lincoln, Illinois with his mother and her new husband.
Langston Hughes was focused on becoming a writer and poet from the early years of his life.
Langston Hughes’ work is known for its, “andcolorful verses on a wide variety of topicsand”(Hill 31).
web.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/hughes.html   (1927 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
This narrative on Langston Hughes is provided to give students some background information on the author and to stimulate discussion of how his life events shaped his writing.
Langston’s father wanted him to study in Europe where skin color was not such an issue.
Langston Hughes was one of the first writers to use this form in literature.
www.chatham.edu /PTI/Twenties/Baumann_01.htm   (4217 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet.
In 1923, Hughes traveled abroad on a freighter to the Senegal, Nigeria, the Cameroons, Belgium Congo, Angola, and Guinea in Africa, and later to Italy and France, Russia and Spain.
Langston Hughes received a scholarship to Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. degree in 1929.
www.redhotjazz.com /hughes.html   (907 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Langston Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Langston Hughes achieved fame as a poet during the burgeoning of the arts known as the Harlem Renaissance, but those who label him "a Harlem Renaissance poet" have restricted his fame to only one genre and decade.
Langston Hughes followed the example of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of his early poetic influences, to become the second African American to earn a living as a writer.
Hughes gathered new impressions and new insights about race, class, and ethnicity in Mexico, where his ability to speak Spanish and his appearance often allowed him to blend in.
www.gale.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/hughes_l.htm   (2632 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Langston Hughes
James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri.
Hughes, who claimed Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman as his primary influences, is particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of fl life in America from the twenties through the sixties.
Langston Hughes died of complications from prostate cancer in May 22, 1967, in New York.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/83   (550 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
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 fl life and culture.
Hughes's creative genius was influenced by his life in New York City's Harlem, a primarily African American neighborhood.
Hughes, like others active in the Harlem Renaissance, had a strong sense of racial pride.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/hughes   (97 words)

  
 Seattle Parks & Recreation: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center operates as a cultural performing arts center under the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.
Langston Hughes offers both performances and instruction, and the programming reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods, the Central District and the International District.
The Associated Recreation Council works closely with Langston Hughes Community Center to help provide support and imagination so we can bring you the programs you want.
www.seattle.gov /parks/Centers/langston.htm   (155 words)

  
 Langston Hughes - The Black Renaissance in Washington, DC
Langston Hughes is regarded as one of the most significant American authors of the twentieth century.
Hughes’ writings focused mainly on the lives of plain fl people and show their beauty, wisdom, and strength to overcome social and economic injustice.
Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, but grew up in Lawrence, Kansas.
www.dclibrary.org /blkren/bios/hughesl.html   (1023 words)

  
 NOW with Bill Moyers. Commentary - Vertamae Grosvenor on the Legacy of Langston Hughes | PBS
Langston Hughes did not like long novels, cold weather, the opera AIDA, the card game bridge or the taste of parsnips.
I grew up on Langston Hughes' poetry, and so did my children...but I was wonderfully surprised: among my granddaughter's school papers I found a Langston Hughes poem in Spanish.
Langston Hughes found poetry in ordinary places and ordinary people.
www.pbs.org /now/commentary/grosvenor.html   (347 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Langston Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Langston Hughes achieved fame as a poet during the burgeoning of the arts known as the Harlem Renaissance, but those who label him "a Harlem Renaissance poet" have restricted his fame to only one genre and decade.
Langston Hughes followed the example of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of his early poetic influences, to become the second African American to earn a living as a writer.
Hughes gathered new impressions and new insights about race, class, and ethnicity in Mexico, where his ability to speak Spanish and his appearance often allowed him to blend in.
www.galegroup.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/hughes_l.htm   (2642 words)

  
 Langston Hughes
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, dramatist, and children's author.
James Langston Hughes was born on Feb. 1, 1902, in Joplin, Mo. In 1921 he enrolled at Columbia University in New York City but he was so lonely and unhappy that he left after a year.
Hughes also lectured in schools and colleges, where he talked with fl youth who had literary ability and encouraged them to write.
members.aol.com /olatou/hughes.htm   (495 words)

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