Writer Langston Hughes was the leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance, showcasing the dignity and the beauty in ordinary black life. The hours he spent in Harlem clubs affected his work, making him one of the innovators of Jazz Poetry. He worked as a social activist in addition to writing novels, plays and poems. Hughes was a descendent of the political Langston family.
Langston Hughes: Harlem Renaissance Poet, Novelist, Playwright
Learn about Langston Hughes, who as a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance produced countless novels, plays, and poems about racial equality and working-class pride, including famous works such as "I, Too" and "Not Without Laughter."