Langston Hughes

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This is a powerpoint about the life of Langston Hughes, an african american poet, author, novelist, and short story writer.


  • 1. By Tony Farias
    Joseph Bangali
    Langston Hughes

2. Birth
James Mercer Langston Hugheswas born on February 1,1902 he was an American poet, novelist, short story writer, and a columnist.
3. Known For
Hughes is known best for his work in the Harlem Renaissance. One of his most famous works that he did was in theHarlem Renaissance time, "Harlem was in vogue."
4. Career in the 1920s
The Weary Blues of 1926 was his first book of poetry.
5. 1930s
His first novel, Not Without Laughter, won the Harmon Gold Medal for literature.
6. 1940s
The same year Hughes established his theatre troupe in Los Angeles, his ambition to write for the movies materialized when he co-wrote the screen play for Way Down South.
7. 1950s and 1960s
During the mid 1950s and 1960s, Hughes popularity among the younger generation of black writers varied as his reputation increased worldwide. With the gradual advancement toward racial integration, many black writers considered his writings of black pride and its corresponding subject matter out of date.
8. Accomplishment
In 1943, Lincoln University awarded Langston Hughes an honorary Litt. D.
In 1960, NAACP awarded Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished accomplishments by an African American.
In 1961 Hughes was inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
9. Accomplishments
In the year 1963 Howard University's awarded Langston Hughes an honorary Doctorate.
In 1973, the very first Langston Hughes Medal was given by the City College of New York.
2002, scholar MolefiKete Asante listed Langston Hughes on his list of One Hundred Greatest African Americans.
In 1979 Langston Middle School was Constructed in Reston, Virginia.
10. Conclusion
Langston Hughes past away on May, 22 1967 due to complications from an abdominal surgery because of prostate cancer. He was 65 years old when he past.