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Langston Hughes
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Autobiography: I wonder as I wander (2003 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826214348
Langston Hughes
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The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (2011 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307803153
Langston Hughes
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Essays on art, race, politics, and world affairs (2002 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826213945
Langston Hughes
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Let America Be America Again, from A New Song (1938)


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Born: February 1, 1902

Died: May 22, 1967 (aged 65)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, lyricist, novelist

Bio: 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 jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during 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.

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