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Hughes, James Mercer Langston (Hughes, Langston)

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1967 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Essayists, Poets


1902 - Born on February 1st in Joplin, Missouri. An American poet of Harlem Renaissance.

1921 - He attended Columbia University.

1926-1927 - He wrote The Weary Blues and Fine Clothes to the Jew.

1929 - Received his AB degree from Lincoln University Pennsylvania.

1930-1956 - Wrote Not Without Laughter, The Ways of White Folks, The Big Sea, Shakespeare in Harlem, Montage of a Dream Deferred, A Pictorial History of the Negro in America and I Wonder as I Wander.

         - He wrote the play Mule Bone with Zora Neale Hurston.

1960 - He received the Spingarn Medal.

1961 - Wrote Ask your Mama and The Panther and the Lash.

1967 - Died on May 22nd in Polyclinic Hospital, New York City from prostate cancer.


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