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Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Author and poet Langston Hughes lived in a brownstone on 127th Street in Harlem and found inspiration for his writing in his beloved neighborhood.
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, speaks about Langston Hughes' relationship to the Schomburg and why the author's ashes are buried at the library.
Langston Hughes was the leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance, whose poetry showcased the dignity and beauty in ordinary black life. The hours he spent in Harlem clubs affected his work, making him one of the innovators of Jazz Poetry.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most famous authors of the Jazz Age, best known for his novel "The Great Gatsby." After reaching success, he struggled with alcoholism and died at the age of 44.
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