On the day, Hughes died at Stuyvesant Polyclinic in New York City at age 66 due to complications from abdominal surgery related to prostate cancer. Langston Hughes, in his entirety James Mercer Langston Hughes, (born February 1, 1902? , Joplin, Missouri, USA UU. (deceased, New York, New York), an American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and made the African-American experience the subject of his writings, ranging from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns. On the day, Hughes died from complications from prostate cancer.
As a tribute to his poetry, his funeral contained little spoken praise, but was filled with jazz and blues music. Hughes died, but his legacy lives on in his collection of literary works. One of the main thinkers and authors of that period was Langston Hughes (1902-196), a prolific writer of poetry, novels, short stories, plays, children's stories, essays and lyrics for operas and musicals. In addition to being a talented writer, James Mercer Langston Hughes was a social activist who worked hard to inculcate racial pride in the African-American community.
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, appeared in 1994.The poet, novelist, playwright, librettist, essayist and translator, James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902, to parents Caroline (Carrie) Mercer Langston, a teaching school, and James Nathaniel Hughes, a lawyer. Langston Hughes joined his father in Mexico City briefly in 1919, returned to Cleveland to finish high school and, after receiving his diploma in 1920, returned to Mexico City. NEW YORK (AP) — James Langston Hughes, the black poet, author, playwright and creator of the philosophical character Simple, died in a hospital here Monday night. Instead of accepting his dominant father's demands for a degree in mining engineering, Langston moved to New York City, New York, and enrolled at Columbia University.
When his mother and brother followed his stepfather, who occasionally left the family in search of higher salaries, Langston stayed in Cleveland to finish high school. Langston Hughes, a black poet, author and playwright, who for more than 35 years wrote about what it was like to be a black man in the United States, died Monday night in a hospital in New York. When he was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902, James Mercer Langston Hughes didn't live long in Missouri.