(February 1, 1902-May 22, 1967)
Worked with Harlem Renaissance
Poems include 'Dream Deferred,' 'Genius Child,' 'Rent,' 'I Dream a World' and 'I, Too'
Authored 'Not Without Laughter,' 'The Ways of White Folks,' 'Laughing to Keep from Crying,' and 'Good Morning, Revolution'
Wrote plays 'Mulatto,' 'Black Nativity,' and 'Don't You Want to Be Free?'
Guggenheim Fellow and a Rosenwald Fellow
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of Columbia University in New York City.
He joined the Communist party in America.
He was a supporter of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
Why he might not be annoying
He fought racism.
Hughes wrote jingles to inspire the troops in World War II.
His poetry is filled with rhythm.
His poetry was sad and funny at the same time.
He was inspired by Walt Whitman.
Although he dropped out of Columbia University, he went on to finish college at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
CES 236 in the Bronx is named in his honor.
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