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 Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes

Birth
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Death 22 May 1967 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Plot Langston Hughes Lobby, beneath Rivers cosmogram
Memorial ID 6166005 View Source
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American Poet, Social Activist, Novelist, Playwright, and Columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the Negro was in vogue," which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue."

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 8 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6166005
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6166005/langston-hughes : accessed ), memorial page for Langston Hughes (1 Feb 1902–22 May 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6166005, citing Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .