Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Hughes is one of the innovators for jazz poetry. Also, known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance which is considered the rebirth of African American arts.

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”

(Feb. 1,1902 – May 22, 1967)

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