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Langston Hughes

Biography

African-American poet, author, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader whose best-known functions are the Weary Blues, Montage of the Dream Deferred, Not Without Laughter, and Dark Nativity. He released his masterpiece poem, “The Negro Speaks of Streams,” in 1921. He composed his initial has, poems, and brief tales during his senior high school years in Cleveland, Ohio. He was among the initial jazz poets. He was created in Missouri to Carrie Mercer Langston and Adam Nathaniel Hughes, both of whom tracked their heritage back again to both slaves and slave owners. He significantly influenced the task of French writer Aime Cesaire.

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Full Name Langston Hughes
Date Of Birth February 1, 1902
Died May 22, 1967, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Joplin, MO
Profession Poet
Education Lincoln University, Columbia University, Mother to Son, Blues Montage, As I Grew Older; I, Too
Nationality American
Parents Caroline Mercer Langston, James Nathaniel Hughes, Mother to Son, Blues Montage, As I Grew Older; I, Too
Awards Spingarn Medal, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Quill Award for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's
Movies Classical Baby: I'm Grown Up Now: The Poetry Show, Way Down South
Star Sign Aquarius

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Nativity2013based on the play by
Salvation2003Short autobiography The Big Sea
Cora Unashamed2000TV Movie short story
The Pocketbook1980Short story
Winners1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV Special poem "Harlem Sweeties"
Thank You, M'am1976Short story
Actor's Choice1970TV Series various writings - 1 episode
Black Nativity1962TV Movie original story
Play of the Week1959TV Series book - 1 episode
The Blood of Jesus1941poem "Weary Blues" - uncredited
Way Down South1939original story and screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zebrahead1992lyrics: "Crossing"
Stormy Weather1943lyrics: "African Dance" 1939 - uncredited
Way Down South1939lyrics: "Good Ground" 1939, "Louisiana" 1939 / music: "Good Ground" 1939, "Louisiana" 1939

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Scene1994TV Movie lyrics by
Live from Lincoln Center1979TV Series lyrics by - 1 episode
Play of the Week1959TV Series lyricist - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show2008TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHimself
The Subject Is Jazz1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Looking for Langston1989Himself

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