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Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

from PBS NewsHour Extra

Black History Month resources for the classroom

Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.


Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was a poet, social activist, and playwright. He known for his “jazz poetry” and was very active in the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes’ work showcased black in small towns and a love to black man (and women). Hughes best known novels were Without Laughter (1930) and The Ways of White Folks (1934). His poetry collections include “The Weary Blues” (1926) and “Montage of a Dream Deferred” (1951). His most popular poems were A Dream Deferred and I, Too.


'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the 1920s

from Etsy

Typewriter Poem The Dream Keeper + Portrait Langston Hughes Original Life Poem Poetry Old Style Typewriting

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Langston Hughes Poetry Pack - Buy the Set and Save 20%

Teach 6 Langston Hughes poems with this 14-page set of poem activities! The following poems are included: "Dreams," "Harlem (Dream Deferred)," "Madam and the Rent Man," "Harlem Night Song," "Mother to Son," and "I, Too."