Objects & Places from Langston Hughes

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Karamu House - This is a community center in Cleveland where Langston spends much of his time as a teenager, it is later turned into a theater which Hughes helps to found.

Toluca, Mexico - This is the village where Langston's father lives outside Mexico City.

A Negro Speaks of Rivers - This is the first of Hughes' poems to be published in an adult magazine.

The Weary Blues - This is one of Hughes' best-known poems.

The Black Renaissance - This is the term equated with the renewal of black culture.

Jesse B. Simple - This is a long running character that Hughes developed in order to demonstrate the plight of the African American man.

Harlem Suitcase Theater - This is a theater that was founded by Langston Hughes and where he premiered his play DON'T YOU WANT TO BE FREE?

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