Life of Langston Hughes

Life of Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes is the voice for black culture in White America. He achieves fame as a poet during the Harlem Renaissance, a period in America primarily between the 1920s and 1930s. From novels and plays to newspaper articles and poetry, Hughes writes about what he knows – the perspective of a black man living in a white world. Instead of representing the “angry black man,” his commentary on society has humor and intelligence. (more…)