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What year did Langston Hughes write Opression?


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2010-04-01 14:33:30
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The Harlem Reniassance first occured in 1889, but did not become popular unitl the 1920s due to contrary belief. Langston Hughes wrote Oppression in 1901, and but it was not published until 1921.

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Langston Hughes's Awards/AcheivementsIn 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 Crisismagazine 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.

Langston Hughes was bright, talented, well traveled, and possessed the ability to capture scenes in his mind, that he would later vividly portray on paper. Langston came from a prominent Black middle class family. His maternal grandfather had been one of John Brown's raiders at the raid on Harper's Ferry. After graduating high school in Cleveland, Ohio, Hughes went to live with his father in Mexico. The relationship quickly deteriorated, and Langston headed for Harlem, New York. He arrived at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, spent a year at Columbia University and proceeded to become the era's most renowned poet.

Salvation by Langston Hughes was published in 1940 and tells the story of Hugh's joining the church as a young teenager. In preparing him for what was to come, his aunt told him he might see some sort of spiritual phenomena once he is "saved" . The story is told from a second person narrative in describing the feelings and actions of the author's thirteen year old self. He was deeply effected by the experience.

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