Langston Hughes

  • Sobriquet: Poet-Laureate of Harlem
  • American


Notable Position Organization From To
Columnist Chicago Defender 1942 1962
Themes with Langston Hughes

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1901/02/01 James Mercer Langston Hughes is born in Joplin, Missouri. Born
1921/09/04 Langston Hughes arrives in Manhattan, NYC, spending his first night in an expensive hotel in Times Square. "I had come to New York to enter Columbia College as a freshman, but really why I had come to New York was to see Harlem." - LH Life Times Square New York City
1921/09/04 "That night I went to the Lincoln Theater across Lenox Avenue where maybe one of the Smiths - Bessie, Clara, Trixie, or Mamie - was singing the blues." - Langston Hughes Audience Member Lincoln Theatre, Harlem, NYC New York City
1921/09/05 Walking from the subway at 135th and Lenox, Langston rents a fourth-floor room at the Harlem YMCA for $7 a week. Visitor YMCA Jackie Robinson Youth Center, NYC New York City
1921/09/05 At the Harlem Branch Library just up the street. There, a warm and wonderful librarian, Miss Ernestine Roe, white, made new comers feel welcome, as did her assistant in charge of the Schomburg Collection, Catherine Latimer, a luscious cafe au lait. - LH Visitor Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York City
1921/09/07 And as soon as I could, I made a beeline for Shuffle Along, the all-colored hit musical playing on 63rd Street in which Florence Mills came to fame. - LH Audience member Shuffle Along
1921/09/11 The 12 black students at Columbia are not allowed to live in the dorms. Since Hughes had made his request from Mexico, the housing depart did not realize his race. Hugh proves his deposit had been accepted and takes a 1st floor room in Hartley Hall. Education Hartley Hall at Columbia Unv New York City
1921/11/00 Langdon Hughes discovers Columbia College has not received his tuition payment and is granted an extension. The $532 payment finally arrives in November. Education Columbia University, Morningside Campus
1922/05/00 After finishing his exams in May, Langdon Hughes quits Columbia College and moves to a boardinghouse in Harlem. Education
1926/00/00 Hurston and Hughes establish the short-lived but influential black literary journal Fire!! Work Harlem, NYC
1934/00/00 "Cora Unashamed" by Langston Hughes is included in his story collection, 'The Ways of White Folks'. Author Cora Unashamed (short story)
1934/00/00 Langston Hughes's collection of short stories, The Ways of White Folks, is published in 1934. Hughes wrote the book during a year he spent living in Carmel, California. Author The Ways of White Folks (short story collection) Carmel-by-the-Sea California
1947/00/00 Home of Langston Hughes, 1947-1967. Mr Hughes writing room was on the third floor. Home Langston Hughes House New York City
1953/03/24 Langston Hughes testifies before the US Senate Subcommittee on Investigations Defendent McCarthyism
1958/00/00 "Thank You, Ma'am" is published. Author Thank You, M'am (short story)
1967/05/22 Langston Hughes dies in the Stuyvesant Polyclinic in New York City from complications after abdominal surgery related to prostate cancer. His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the foyer of the new Schomburg Center building. Died Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York City

3 Creative Works by Langston Hughes »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Cora Unashamed (short story) Author Short Story 1934/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Ways of White Folks (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1934/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Thank You, M'am (short story) Author Short Story 1958/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
  • Best American Short Stories

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