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INQUIRY QUESTION: How was Langston Hughes an important figure and what role did he play in the Harlem Renaissance?

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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, his father played a huge role in his performance as a writer, his father rejected his own," kind," using derogatory terms to justify his feelings towards African Americans, this did not hinder his feeling towards his tone of skin; yet strived him to take pride in it. His realism provided insight to audiences both white and black, the daily struggles of African Americans and the discrimination found within. Although he was severely criticized for his poetry and literature in general, his role in the Renaissance is an example of Black Power and that Africans should be recognized for their," beauty, strength and power," and not looked down upon...

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The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain by Langston Hughes

The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain by Langston Hughes

Innovations in jazz, music, literature that pertained to the African Americans during this movement, Langston Hughes simply became apart of this and had a great impact on African Americans. Hughes saw himself as a poet, not a negro poet his goal was to stop the racial boundaries between white and blacks. He believed that the pigmentation of one's skin, should not reflect the performance or overall behavior regarding what they desire to be.

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Harlem Renaissance - Black History - HISTORY.com

Harlem Renaissance - Black History - HISTORY.com

The Golden Age Movement for African Americans, also known as the Harlem Renaissance, a growth of African Americans due to the opportunities filled with jobs that resulted in over 300,00 coming from the South and now pertaining to the North (Harlem). Langston Hughes role impacted and influenced many African Americans to take pride in their heritage, he was an astonishment and promised others to take a lead in literature, to be up to standards and strive like other white publishing figures. His role of influence can be said he encouraged and increased the amount of literacy amongst African Americans and motivated them to be writers; like him.

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The Harlem Renaissance: What Was It, and Why Does It Matter? | Humanities Texas

The Harlem Renaissance: What Was It, and Why Does It Matter? | Humanities Texas

The Harlem Renaissance is a social and cultural movement occurring in places residing in New York and New Orleans, its known and viewed as," primarily as a literary movement... growing out of the black migration," The Harlem Renaissance is a representation that initiates a movement for the African American, where they are at once represented for and acknowledged through their music consisting of jazz. Influential leaders came intact with the social movement and spoke upon the inequality such as Langston Hughes, he used his literature which he was primarily recognized for to speak of racial issues that resided in other places..

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Langston Hughes: A Powerful Voice in the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes: A Powerful Voice in the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes was an influential leader in the social movement, of the Harlem Renaissance. He was an important figure that took pride in his past, he wrote about the racial boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance which initiates the powerful voice Hughes contained throughout the social movement, he voiced his opinion of conflicting issues dealing with race, his experience as a Black male. His attributions are widely recognized and recognized through his literature.

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