Biography: Considered one of the 100 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
- 1990-09-07 New York City Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes' "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances