Full Name: Langston Hughes [James Mercer Langston Hughes]
Profession: Poet and Playwright
Why Famous: Considered one of the hundred greatest African Americans Langston Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. He is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue" which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".
- 1933-10-24 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC