James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Growing up in a series of […]Read More Who Was Langston Hughes?
An excellent literary overview with all of the ramifications of homelessness and oppression in the world’s societies. There are many sayings about the man’s journey in life, the trials and hardships … This quote from Ralph Ellison’s review of Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal’s book An American Dilemma (which explores the roots of prejudice and racism […]Read More The Invisible Man by Langston Hughes