langston Hughes Biography, born: February 1, 1902. In 1924 he spent six months in Paris, France. In his memory, his residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission, and East 127th Street has been renamed "Langston Hughes Place.". New York: Rinehart, 1956. Langston and James. Brownie's Book, a publication for children edited.
In 1931 he made the first of what became annual lecture tours. He attended public schools in Kansas and Illinois and upon graduating elementary school, Hughes was named class poet, although he had never even written a poem. But he was able to write many poems. He wrote some twenty plays, including "Mulatto "Simply Heavenly and "Tambourines to Glory." He translated Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish poet, and Gabriela Mistral (18891957 the Latin American Nobel laureate poet, and wrote two long autobiographical works (a biography about oneself).
He wrote novels, short stories and plays, as well as poetry, and is also known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, as in his book-length poem. Selected Bibliography, poetry, collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Alfred. African American poet and playwright, american author Langston Hughes, a moving spirit in the artistic movement of the 1920s often called the Harlem Renaissance, expressed the mind and spirit of most African Americans for nearly half a century. Crisis magazine in 1921. Hughes transformed the bitterness which such themes generated in many African Americans of the day into sharp irony and humor. Born: February 1, 1902, died: May 22, 1967, langston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, which was the African American artistic movement in the 1920s that celebrated black life and culture. Knopf, 1961 montage of a Dream Deferred (Holt, 1951 one-Way Ticket (Alfred.