Portrait Gallery: Langston Hughes

Each week, Christine Larsen creates a new portrait of an author for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Langston Hughes

February 1st would have been the 116th birthday of American poet, social activist, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes. Spend some time with his poems here.

Here in Seattle, we are also celebrating the new non-profit arts organization, Langston, created to continue the mission of the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and dedicated to cultivating and showcasing Black brilliance.