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Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

Author, essayist and playwright, Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His first book of poetry, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," is one of his most famous. At the age of 24 he wrote "The Negro Artist and the Radical Mountain," which spoke of being a great poet or writer, not a "Black" writer or "Black" poet. Hughes was a prolific writer, writing for more than 40 years. He wro…

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967


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"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? . . . Or does it explode?" Langston Hughes
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"We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives . . . Censorship for us begins at the color line." Langston Hughes
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"Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow" Langston Hughes
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"a dream deferred is a dream denied." Langston Hughes
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"I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me." Langston Hughes
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American Poet    Democracy   

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"I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer." Langston Hughes
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"America never was America to meAnd yet I swear this oath-America will be!" Langston Hughes
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"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes
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"To create a market for your writing you have to be consistent, professional, a continuing writer - not just a one-article or a one-story or a one-book man." Langston Hughes
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"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." Langston Hughes
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American Poet   

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"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes
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"No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech." Langston Hughes
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American Journalist    Force   

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"But there are certain very practical things American Negro writers can do. And must do. There's a song that says, ""the time ain't long."" That song is right. Something has got to change in America—and change soon. We must help that change to come." Langston Hughes
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"I swear to the Lord I still can't see why Democracy means everybody but me" Langston Hughes
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Democracy   

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"Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind" Langston Hughes
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"It's such a Bore Being always Poor" Langston Hughes
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"Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow." Langston Hughes
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American Poet    Dreams   

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"I will not take ""but"" for an answer" Langston Hughes
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"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying." Langston Hughes
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"We have this exhibit of black collectibles, all donated, ... Soon we are going to change this out for an exhibit about the home itself." Langston Hughes
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"We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line." Langston Hughes
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