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February 26, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Langston Hughes House

TheMount The Langston Hughes House is significant as home of James Langston Hughes (1902-1967), author, poet and one of the foremost figures in the Harlem Renaissance. This house on East 127th Street in Harlem is where the American poet Langston Hughes lived for the last 20 years of his life. It is the only residence he occupied for any significant length of time and is the most tangible symbol of his association with Harlem, so vital to his literary career. Although frequently away, he always returned to Harlem. His poetry and prose are dominated by images of Harlem. Nicknamed the “Poet-Laureate of Harlem” Hughes depicts Harlem best in his most notable volume of verse, Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951)

For more information click here: Langston Hughes Home, or click here for books by Langston Hughes and here for African-American Literature.

On This Day:
  • Canadian suffragist, Nellie McClung, presents a petition to the Alberta legislature demanding women be given right to vote, it was granted 2 months later, 1915
  • Dominion of Canada Elections Act passes, giving the federal vote to every eligible Canadian over 21, male or female, 1920
  • Adolph Hitler introduces Volkswagen, "the people's car", developed by Porsche, 1936
  • American poet, novelist, and short-story writer, Sylvia Plath, meets Ted Hughes, "a singer, story-teller, lion and world-wanderer" with "a voice like the thunder of God", at a party in Cambridge, 1956
  • Robert Penn Warren (Promises: Poems; Now and Then), is named the first U.S. poet laureate, 1984
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Today's Birthdays:

  • Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), French caricaturist, painter, sculptor (political satirist and champion of the underprivileged)
  • John George Nicolay (1832 Germany -1901), American biographer (Abraham Lincoln: a History )
  • Jean Bruller (Vercors) (1902-1991), French writer, illustrator, publisher (Editions de Minuit)
  • Hermann Lenz (1913-1998), German writer and storyteller (Das stille Haus; Andere Tage)
  • George Granville Barker (1913-1991), British writer of dramatic poetry (Eros in Dogma, Alphabetical Zoo)
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