Beginning February 1st through February 28th, prominant African Americans are showcased, honoring their historic efforts to strengthen the black community through the arts, entertainment, philanthropy and activism.

Throughout February, Urban Media Today will highlight those trailblazers with a spotlight on our online station, Urban Media Today Radio and online.

Black History Month Spotlight: Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)

Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that “the negro was in vogue” which was later paraphrased as “when Harlem was in vogue.” (SOURCE)

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