Langston Hughes Quote
“The instructor said, Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you —
Then, it will be true.”
Theme from English B - Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951)
“Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.”
From the poem "Roland Hayes Beaten" - One-Way Ticket (1949)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLangston Hughes
Born: February 1, 1902
Died: May 22, 1967 (aged 65)
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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