Langston Hughes During The Harlem Renaissance

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During a time of severe racial tension and class conflict, the Harlem Renaissance was an era where many literary authors’ works flourished as they utilize literature to challenge societal issues as well as a way to celebrate African American culture. Many literary works during this time, the most notable being poetry, all share a common purpose: to criticize society’s treaments of African Americans as well as the poor and to emplify the importance of the growing cultural movement. One writer in specific who has made his mark in history during the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes, an African American writer and poet from Harlem himself. Hughes indeed utilized these themes in his many of his poems, establishing himself as a very important
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