Awards & Winners

Langston Hughes

Date of Birth 01-February-1902
Place of Birth Joplin
(Jasper County, Missouri, Newton County, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Lengstons Hjūzs, James Mercer Langston Hughes, Hughes, Langston
Profession Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Essayist, Novelist, Playwright, Social activist, Author
  • There's never been equality for me, Nor freedom in this 'homeland of the free.'
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue" which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".

Awards by Langston Hughes

Check all the awards nominated and won by Langston Hughes.


Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Children's The Negro Speaks of Rivers


Quill Award for Poetry
Honored for : Let America be America Again and Other Poems


Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Honored for : Simple takes a wife