20 Langston Hughes Poems Everyone Should Read (Free Printables)

Poet Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was one of the most influential voices of the Harlem Renaissance. This movement brought national (and international) attention to the voices of Black artists, writers, and musicians. Hughes was known for his simple yet powerful poems that reflected the experience of Black Americans, both the racial injustice and oppression as well as their pride, joy, and dreams. These Langston Hughes poems represent some of his best work, with selections for all ages.