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May 22, 2013

Langston Hughes In His Place

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 6:53 am
Langston Hughes   (1902 - 1967)

Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)

On this day in 1967 Langston Hughes died, aged sixty-five. Hughes was one of the most influential and respected of Black American voices in the middle decades of the century, writing prolifically in many genres, and almost exclusively on racial themes. He lived on East 127th Street in Harlem; today his block is “Langston Hughes Place.”

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