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22/05/1967 Poet and playwright Langston Hughes dies

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Mini Bio: Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes - Buried at the Schomburg Center

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Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Literature 215

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Langston Hughes - "The Weary Blues" on CBUT, 1958

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“Make AMERICA Again” | Langston Hughes Poem Let America Be America Again

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes died in New York City at the age of 65 from complications after abdominal surgery related to prostate cancer.
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