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BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS - LANGSTON HUGHES

BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS - LANGSTON HUGHES 

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

 

He was one of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".

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