Langston Hughes

Harlem, NEW YORK

  • Photo of  the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. — New York, New York
    Harlem lights glitter in the background of the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. — New York, New York
  • Photo of a row of quintessential brownstones — Harlem, New York
    A row of quintessential brownstones in splendid condition. Street after street in Harlem looked like this, and still does. — Harlem, New York
  • Photo of a homemade tribute to Harlem culture, in black and white  — Harlem, New York
    A homemade tribute to Harlem culture, in black and white, just across the street from Hughes’s house. — Harlem, New York
  • Photo of Harlem, New York
    Children’s Play Area: Hughes once wrote: “By what sends / the white kids / I ain’t sent: / I know I can’t / be President.” It’s a shame he didn’t live to see the day. — Harlem, New York
  • Photo of Bailey’s Funeral Home — Harlem, New York
    Bailey’s Funeral Home, with a fine black hearse. Hughes, author of “Night Funeral in Harlem,” might feel quite in his element—once the sun went down. — Harlem, New York
  • Photo of Looking across Central Park toward Harlem
    Looking across Central Park toward Harlem from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. — New York, New York

    “but most of all to Harlem
    dusky sash across Manhattan”

    [they come]

    “wondering
    wide-eyed
    dreaming”
    Langston Hughes
    “Good Morning”
    Montage of a Dream Deferred, 1951
  • Photo of Langston Hughes House. — Harlem, New York
    Langston Hughes House. — Harlem, New York

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Appendix :: Literary Destinations

Langston Hughes

(1902-1967)
Harlem, NEW YORK
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Harlem, NEW YORK

The Langston Hughes House
20 East 127th Street
Harlem, NY
Phone: 212-927-3413

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