Langston Hughes

Poet, novelist and playwright, Langston Hughes was known for his colorful portrayals of black life in the 1920s. He was the most influential of the Harlem Renaissance artists, shaping many of the other writers of the era.

Letter requesting loan for tuition, October 29, 1925, Langston Hughes to Walter White.
Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann.

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