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

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

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Word Karaoke | Academy of American Poets - using lyrics of their favorite songs as a spring board...

Word Karaoke | Academy of American Poets - using lyrics of their favorite songs as a spring board...

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, 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.

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What Women Were Part of the Harlem Renaissance?: Zora Neale Hurston, photo portrait by Carl Van Vechten

What Women Were Part of the Harlem Renaissance?: Zora Neale Hurston, photo portrait by Carl Van Vechten

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'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

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Many prominent writers of the Harlem Renaissance expressed the conditions and feelings of the average man. Called the "Negro Poet Laureate," Langston Hughes (1902-1967) said his poetry concerned the commonfolk. Using colloquial language, Hughes based his poetry rhythms on blues and jazz, creating the new form of jazz poetry.

Many prominent writers of the Harlem Renaissance expressed the conditions and feelings of the average man. Called the "Negro Poet Laureate," Langston Hughes (1902-1967) said his poetry concerned the commonfolk. Using colloquial language, Hughes based his poetry rhythms on blues and jazz, creating the new form of jazz poetry.

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Helen Johnson, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance Date: Sat, 1906-07-07 Helen (Helene) Johnson was born on this date in 1906. She was an Black American poet during the Harlem Renaissance.

Helen Johnson, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance Date: Sat, 1906-07-07 Helen (Helene) Johnson was born on this date in 1906. She was an Black American poet during the Harlem Renaissance.

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