Langston Hughes: Cross My old man's a white old man And my old mother's black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in hell, I'm sorry for that evil wish And now I wish her well My old man died in a fine big house. My ma died in a shack. I wonder were I'm going to die, Being neither white nor black? Langston Hugh
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Langston Hughes. Harlem Renaissance intellectual. Jazz poetry pioneer. Uplifted a downtrodden people and made them believe they were beautiful.
"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
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Langston Hughes (American) poet,social activist, novelist, play write and columnist Part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement He portrayed the real ives of blacks in the lower social economic strata. He coined the term "Black Is Beautiful" writing like The Weary Blues and his manifesto The Negro Artist and Racial Mountain. Also his collection of Stories, The Ways of White Folks.