Hughes, James Mercer Langston
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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