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Langston Hughes was born 112 years ago today in Joplin, Missouri. This photo was taken by Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-American photographer who was also an Olympic fencer, in 1923 when Mr. Hughes was about 21 years old.

Langston Hughes was born 112 years ago today in Joplin, Missouri. This photo was taken by Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-American photographer who was also an Olympic fencer, in 1923 when Mr. Hughes was about 21 years old.

Via nyplHappy 111th birthday to the legendary American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes. At The New York Public Library you can find ample Langston Hughes information, including photos (the one featured here is from our Manuscripts and Archives Division), papers , books, and films. Of course, you can also go over to the NYPL’s great Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and visit the Langston Hughes Auditorium.

Langston Hughes, always a Vintage Black Glamour favorite, was born 111 years ago today in Joplin, Missouri. This 1932 photograph was taken by his good friend, Carl Van Vechten and was eventually given as a gift by another friend, the illustrator Prentiss Taylor, to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Langston Hughes, always a Vintage Black Glamour favorite, was born 111 years ago today in Joplin, Missouri. This 1932 photograph was taken by his good friend, Carl Van Vechten and was eventually given as a gift by another friend, the illustrator Prentiss Taylor, to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Guests at a breakfast party for Langston Hughes in 1925 including E. Franklin Frazier, Hubert Delany and Rudolph Fisher. hosted by Regina Anderson (Andrews) and Ethel Ray at 580 St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem. Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

I am a bit obsessed with this awesome picture. It’s Hilda Simms, Langston Hughes (bottom right) and actor Canada Lee (center in white shirt) at a party with other artists around 1944. I recognize the women on the left - but I am drawing a blank on their names so, if you know, please let me know in the comment section. Photo by George Karger/Pix Inc./Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Diahann Carroll and Harry Belafonte in the same photo? YES! Mr. Hughes wrote the script and Mr. Belafonte produced this television special called “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. The show aired on CBS on February 21, 1966 and this iconic photo was taken by Rowland Scherman.From left: Comedian George Kirby, Sidney Poitier, singer Gloria Lynne, Langston Hughes (he wrote the script for the show!), Harry Belafonte, singer Joe Williams, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Paula Kelly and, yes, Duke Ellington.

Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Diahann Carroll and Harry Belafonte in the same photo? YES! Mr. Hughes wrote the script and Mr. Belafonte produced this television special called “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. The show aired on CBS on February 21, 1966 and this iconic photo was taken by Rowland Scherman.

From left: Comedian George Kirby, Sidney Poitier, singer Gloria Lynne, Langston Hughes (he wrote the script for the show!), Harry Belafonte, singer Joe Williams, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Paula Kelly and, yes, Duke Ellington.

Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Diahann Carroll and Harry Belafonte in the same photo? YES! Mr. Hughes wrote the script and Mr. Belafonte produced this television special called “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. The show aired on CBS on February 21, 1966. From left: Comedian George Kirby, Sidney Poitier, singer Gloria Lynne, Langston Hughes (he wrote the script for the show!), Harry Belafonte, singer Joe Williams, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Paula Kelly and, yes, Duke Ellington.

Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Diahann Carroll and Harry Belafonte in the same photo? YES! Mr. Hughes wrote the script and Mr. Belafonte produced this television special called “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. The show aired on CBS on February 21, 1966. 

From left: Comedian George Kirby, Sidney Poitier, singer Gloria Lynne, Langston Hughes (he wrote the script for the show!), Harry Belafonte, singer Joe Williams, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Paula Kelly and, yes, Duke Ellington.