Langston Hughes Novelist

Langston hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue" which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". Both of Hughes' paternal and maternal great-grandmothers were African-American, his maternal great-grandfather was white and of Scottish descent. A paternal great-grandfather was of European Jewish descent. Hughes's maternal grandmother Mary Patterson was of African-American, French, English and Native American descent. One of the first women to attend Oberlin College, she first married Lewis Sheridan Leary, also of mixed race. Lewis Sheridan Leary subsequently joined John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859 and died from his wounds. In 1869 the widow Mary Patterson Leary married again, into the elite, politically active Langston family. Her second husband was Charles Henry Langston, of African-American, Native American, and Euro-American ancestry.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 1st, 1902
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 22nd, 1967 at age of 65
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause of death
Prostate cancer
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Missouri , United States of America
pop. 6,044,171 (2013)
Joplin , Missouri
pop. 50,789 (2013)
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Parents

Education

1. Columbia University Colleges/University

1921 - 1922

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1900., Novelist
b. 1903., Novelist
b. 1906., Novelist
b. 1907., Novelist
b. 1903., Novelist
b. 1900., Novelist
b. 1905., Novelist
b. 1903., Novelist

2. Lincoln University Colleges/University

1926 - 1929 Bachelor of Arts

Lincoln University, a historically black college, is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. In 2007, according to U.S. News and World Report, Lincoln University was ranked #3 for economic diversity, #5 for campus ethnic diversity, and #9 for most international students among master's level universities in the Midwest. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Type Land-grant university
Institution colors
Founded
1866
Headquarters
820 Chestnut St., 65101 - Jefferson City, Missouri
Undergraduates
2010. 3,159
2009. 3,116
2007. 2,952
Postgraduates
2010. 190
Local tuition
2011. 6.48 K $
2010. 6.18 K $
2009. 6.18 K $
2008. 6.18 K $
Official web page www.lincolnu.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Lincoln University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1901., Writer
b. 1932., Actor
b. 1920., Military Person
b. 1965., Comedian
b. 1942., Flautist
b. 1926., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1941., Jazz pianist
b. 1933., Singer

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Black Nativity
2000 Album on compact disc
Weary Blues
Jazz
1958

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Looking for Langston
Biography,Drama
1998 1
Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Isaac Julien
Isaac Julien

Written work

1.Not Without Laughter

Poetry, Novel, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1930. at London
1976. by Amereon Limited
1995. at New York City (299 pages)
2008. by Dover Publications (224 pages)
Literature
Literary
Kansas

2.The Weary Blues

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1931. at New York City

3.The Ways of White Folks

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1934. at New York City

4.Freedom's plow

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1943. at New York City

5.The big sea

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1945. at New York City
1963. at New York City
1986. by Thunder's Mouth Press at New York City (335 pages)

6.The poetry of the Negro, 1746 1949

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1949. at Garden City
1956. at Garden City

7.Simple takes a wife

Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1953. by Simon & Schuster

8.The political plays of Euripides

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1955. at Manchester

9.A pictorial history of the Negro in America

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1956. at New York City
1963. by Crown Publishers (337 pages)
1968. by Crown Publishers (380 pages)

10.The first book of the West Indies

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1956. at New York City

11.Simple Stakes a Claim

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1957. at New York City

12.The Langston Hughes reader

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1958. at New York City

13.The book of Negro folklore

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1958. at New York City

14.Best of Simple

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1961. at New York City

15.Fight for freedom

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1962. at New York City

16.Five plays

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1963. at Bloomington

17.The first book of Africa

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1964. at New York City

18.Simple's Uncle Sam

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1965. at New York City
2000. by Hill & Wang at New York City (180 pages)

19.Book of Negro Humor

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1966. at New York City

20.Famous Negro heroes of America

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1966. at New York City

21.The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1967. at Boston

22.The panther & the lash

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1967. at New York City (101 pages)

23.Black magic

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1967. at Englewood Cliffs

24.Black Misery

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1969. at New York City
Robert G. O'Meally

25.The poetry of the Negro, 1746 1970

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1970. at Garden City

26.Selected poems of Langston Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1983. at New York City

27.A pictorial history of Black americans

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1983. at New York City

28.Mule Bone

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1991. at New York City (282 pages)

29.The collected poems of Langston Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. at New York City (708 pages)
1998. at New York City

30.The return of Simple

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. by Hill & Wang at New York City (218 pages)

31.Langston Hughes and the Chicago defender

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. at Urbana

32.The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City
2002. at London

33.The political plays of Langston Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. by Southern Illinois University Press (221 pages)

34.Remember me to Harlem

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. at New York City

35.Fight for freedom and other writings on civil rights

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. at London

36.The early simple stories

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. at London

37.Autobiography

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. at London

38.Vintage Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. by Vintage Books at New York City (194 pages)

39.Let America be America Again and Other Poems

Poetry
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. at New York City
2004. by Vintage Books (32 pages)

40.Langston Hughes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. at New York City

Awards won

2005 Quill Award for Poetry

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Let America be America Again and Other Poems Poetry Book

1960 Spingarn Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
for distinguished achievements by an African American

1954 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Simple takes a wife Fiction Book
The Cleveland Foundation
Literature

1935 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Fiction
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Creative arts

Namesakes

1.Langston Hughes High School

Public high school
Langston Hughes High School is a public secondary school, located in Fairburn, Georgia.
Founded Headquarters Type Official website
2009
7510 Hall Road, 30213 - Fairburn, Georgia
State school, Public high school

2.Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Building
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is an arts venue in Seattle, Washington, USA, operated by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and named after African-American writer Langston Hughes. The building has Seattle landmark status. Dating from 1915, it was originally a synagogue, designed by B. Marcus Priteca for the Orthodox Jewish congregation Chevra Bikur Cholim, now Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath. As of 2009, it will soon undergo a US$2.5 million upgrade, including its second round of seismic retrofitting. The main auditorium has a seating capacity of 288. A 4,400-square-foot activity hall downstairs can accommodate \almost 300 individuals".
Located in Geolocation Official website
Seattle
47.601389,-122.31

Wikipedia

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