Langston Hughes

  • Birth

    Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri.
  • World War 1 begins

    World War 1 began on July 28, 1914.
  • Harlem Renaissance begins

    The Harlem Renaissance began in about 1919
  • Stock Market Crash

    The New York Stock Exchange crashed in late October 1929. This crash led to the Great Depression.
  • Hughes Wins Harmon Gold Medal

    Langston Hughes first novel, Not Without Laughter, won the Harmon Gold Medal, an award for literature.