Langston Hughes Setting & Symbolism

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Karamu House

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

The village where Langston's father lives is 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"

One of Hughes' best-known poems is "The Weary Blues."

The Black Renaissance

Term equated with the renewal of black culture the Black Renaissance.

Fire

This was an unsuccessful publication created by several members of the Black Renaissance, including Hughes.

Not Without Laughter

This was Hughes' first novel; it was published in 1930.

Jesse B. Simple

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

Mulatto

Hughes' longest running and most successful play is...

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