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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|Black Nativity||2013||based on the play by|
|Salvation||2003||Short autobiography The Big Sea|
|Cora Unashamed||2000||TV Movie short story|
|The Pocketbook||1980||Short story|
|Winners||1978||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Richard Pryor Special?||1977||TV Special poem "Harlem Sweeties"|
|Thank You, M'am||1976||Short story|
|Actor's Choice||1970||TV Series various writings - 1 episode|
|Black Nativity||1962||TV Movie original story|
|Play of the Week||1959||TV Series book - 1 episode|
|The Blood of Jesus||1941||poem "Weary Blues" - uncredited|
|Way Down South||1939||original story and screenplay|
|Stormy Weather||1943||lyrics: "African Dance" 1939 - uncredited|
|Way Down South||1939||lyrics: "Good Ground" 1939, "Louisiana" 1939 / music: "Good Ground" 1939, "Louisiana" 1939|
|Street Scene||1994||TV Movie lyrics by|
|Live from Lincoln Center||1979||TV Series lyrics by - 1 episode|
|Play of the Week||1959||TV Series lyricist - 1 episode|
|Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show||2008||TV Movie|
|Freedom Spectacular||1964||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Subject Is Jazz||1958||TV Series||Himself|
|The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.||2013||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Looking for Langston||1989||Himself|
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