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Langston Hughes

Langston HughesAKA James Mercer Langston Hughes

Born: 1-Feb-1902
Birthplace: Joplin, MO
Died: 22-May-1967
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Poet, Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Negro Speaks of Rivers


[1] Polyclinic Hospital, New York City.

Father: James Hughes
Mother: Carolina Mercer Langston (b. 1873, m. 1899)

    High School: Central High School, Cleveland, OH
    University: Columbia University (attended 1921-2)
    University: AB, Lincoln University Pennsylvania (1929)

    Hollywood Anti-Fascist League
    League of American Writers
    Poetry Society of America
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Rosenwald Fellowship
    Spingarn Medal 1960
    Tonsillectomy 1931
    McCarthy Hearings 1953
    Risk Factors: Gonorrhea, Tonsillitis

Author of books:
The Weary Blues (1926, poetry)
Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927, poetry)
Not Without Laughter (1930, novel)
The Ways of White Folks (1934, short stories)
The Big Sea (1940, memoir)
Shakespeare in Harlem (1941)
Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951, poetry)
A Pictorial History of the Negro in America (1956, nonfiction)
I Wonder as I Wander (1956, memoir)
Ask Your Mama (1961)
The Panther and the Lash (1967, poetry, posthumous)

Wrote plays:
Mule Bone (1931, with Zora Neale Hurston)


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