Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes - Slick Cat Books
February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967
African-American poet, playwright, novelist, columnist and social activist
Author of "The Weary Blues", "Not Without Laughter" and "The Big Sea"
Was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance
He wrote a weekly column in the Chicago Defender (a leading black newspaper) from 1942 - 1962
Was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1935
Was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP in 1960
Born James Mercer Langston Hughes

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