May 22

May 22, 1967  –  Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten 1936

Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten 1936

James Mercer Langston Hughes, the acclaimed poet, novelist, social activist and playwright died on May 22, 1967 in New York City at age 65.  Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri.

                           Langston Hughes “Give Us Our Peace”, read by Hans Ostrom