Langston Hughes, inducted to the American Poets Corner in 1996, was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. An innovator in jazz poetry, Hughes’ literary work speaks on collective memory, Black identity, and the American Dream.
Throughout this Black History Month, we will continue to share the words and legacies of several Poets Corner inductees whose work shines a light on the path towards equality.
We are honored to induct Audre Lorde into the American Poets Corner this year on her birthday, February 18th. More details to come.