Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: Langston Hughes (Day 8)
James Mercer Langston Hughes a 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 “Harlem was in vague.” Hughes was honored and awarded Spingam Medal from NAACP, honorary doctorate from Howard University, Doctor of Letters from Lincoln Univesity, and there were many more accomplishments. Some of Hughes’ works include Let America Be America Again, Simple’s Uncle Sam, Famous American Negroes, and Black Nativity.