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

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Langston Hughes I MUST FIND THIS BOOK---I LOVE LANGSTON HUGHES WRITINGS AND POEMS---TWO OF MY FAVORITES ARE SELECTED POEMS BY MR HUGHES AND THE BEST SHORT STORIES BY NEGRO WRITERS.....

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Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

THE FIRST BOOK OF NEGROES uses as a frame narrative the story of "Terry Lane whose skin is brown as a walnut and whose hair is black and beautifully crinkly." Terry lives in Harlem, which means that he is able to go about freely, and that he goes to school with white and Puerto Rican children. "If Terry lived in the South he could not go to school with white children, nor could they go to school with him." Hughes goes on to describe Jim Crowe, which "seemed very silly to Terry."

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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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Langston Hughes. Harlem Renaissance intellectual. Jazz poetry pioneer. Uplifted a downtrodden people and made them believe they were beautiful.

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James Mercer Langston Hughes poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Iconic Gentleman

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