About Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.
He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.
Born: February 1, 1902, Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: May 22, 1967, New York City, New York, United States
Books: The Weary Blues, Not Without Laughter
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Spingarn Medal
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
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