What kind of awards accomplishments and recognition did Langston Hughes receive for his poetry?

Langston Hughes's Awards/Acheivements

  • In 1925, Langston Hughes entered Opportunity magazine's literary contest; he won first prize in poetry. In the same year, he entered the Amy Spingarn Contest in Crisis magazine and won poetry and essay prizes.
  • In 1926, he won first prize in the Witter Bynner Undergraduate Poetry Prize Contests.
  • In 1927, Hughes received the Palms magazine Intercollegiate Poetry Award.
  • Langston Hughes received a scholarship to Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) degree in 1929. One year later, his first published novel, called Not Without Laughter, won the Golden Harmon Award for best novel.
  • He won a Guggenheim Fellowship for creative work in 1935, and a Rosenwald Fellowship later in 1941.
  • He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature(Lit.D) in 1943 by Lincoln University, again later in 1960 by Howard University, and yet again later in 1964 by Western Reserve University.
  • In 1947, he was awarded a grant by the National Institute and American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • In 1954, Hughes won the Anisfeld-Wolfe Award for best book on racial relations.
  • In 1960, he received the Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP).
  • After he died on May 22, 1967 in New York, his residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York was given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission. His block of East 127th Street was renamed "Langston Hughes Place.
  • In 1943, Lincoln University awarded Hughes an honorary Litt.D.
  • In 1960, the NAACP awarded Hughes the Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievements by an African American.
  • 1961 - Hughes was inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
  • 1963 - Howard University awarded Hughes an honorary doctorate.
  • In 1973, the first Langston Hughes Medal was awarded by the City College of New York.
  • In 1979, Langston Hughes Middle School was created in Reston, Virginia.
  • In 1981, New York City Landmark status was given to the Harlem home of Langston Hughes at 20 East 127th Street by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and 127th St. was renamed Langston Hughes Place.
  • On February 1, 2002, The United States Postal Service added the image of Langston Hughes to its Black Heritage series of postage stamps.
  • In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Langston Hughes on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.