About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an eloquent interpreter of the African-American experience. He traveled the world and has been called a “Global Literary Spokesman.”

Hughes’ work encompasses poetry, articles, novels, short stories, autobiographies, children’s books, editorial work, drama, lyrics, librettos, and translation.

Langston Hughes Community Library holds a wide range of Langston Hughes' work, as well as biographies, letters, and literary criticism. Hughes’ work contains social commentary on economic and racial justice with simplicity and a style that reflects his good nature and humor.

Hughes’ literary and artistic contributions remain relevant to the current social and intellectual landscape. This body of work is available for research and many of the items for circulation.

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