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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes has been played on NTS shows including THE POÆTRY SHOW w/ James Massiah, with The Weary Blues first played on 21 January 2017.

(February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967) Born in Joplin, Missouri, James Langston Hughes was a member of an abolitionist family. He was the great-great-grandson of Charles Henry Langston, brother of John Mercer Langston, who was the first Black American to be elected to public office, in 1855. Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, but began writing poetry in the eighth grade, and was selected as Class Poet. His father didn't think he would be able to make a…

The Weary Blues
Langston Hughes
Folkways Records1955
The Weary Blues
Langston HughesFolkways Records1955