Langston Hughes Biography

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Langston Hughes
Full Name:
James Mercer Langston Hughes
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Essayist, Novelist, Playwright, Social activist, Author
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
February 1, 1902
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
May 22, 1967
Age at Death:
65
Cause of Death:
Prostate cancer, Surgical complications
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