Langston Hughes American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Prominent figure during the
'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History - Langston Hughes, Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert Delany (brother of the Delany Sisters) overlooking St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem in the
Langston Hughes (American) poet,social activist, novelist, play write and columnist Part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement He portrayed the real lives of blacks in the lower social economic strata. He coined the term "Black Is Beautiful" .
"I, Too" Poem Activities - This is a great poem by Langston Hughes to teach metaphor, symbolism, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as a wonderful text for Black History Month. Pre-reading discussion and line-by-line graphic organizers make poetry analysis easy!
"Harlem Night Song" - Langston Hughes Poem Activities