HARLEM, New York (WABC) — Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures in the Harlem Renaissance, where he lived in a reddish stone house for the last 20 years of his life. Hughes lived in the house on East 127th Street from 1947 to 1967.Langston Hughes arrived in New York to study at Columbia in 1921, but after a year he left the institution due to racial prejudice. He focused his attention on Harlem, becoming a major influence on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, even when he was physically worlds away. You can visit Hughes House on East 127 Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, a block that was renamed Langston Hughes Place.
Yes, Langston Hughes lived from 1947 until his death in 1967 in a reddish stone house in downtown Harlem and is easily accessible from subway lines 2 and 3 at the 125th Street stop. Guests at a breakfast party for Langston Hughes (second from left) hosted by Regina Anderson and Ethel Ray on the roof of their apartment building at 580 St. The Harlem neighborhood, which Langston Hughes praised in 1944, remains one of New York's best-kept secrets. Langston Hughes (third from right) at the opening of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Black Arts and Letters at Yale University on January 7, 1950.
The African-American poet and writer Langston Hughes (1901-1906) was one of the most prominent figures in the Harlem Renaissance.