Langston Hughes Society

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The Langston Hughes Society is a United States-based literary society concerned with the work of African American poet Langston Hughes. The society was the first national organisation to be dedicated to the work of an African American writer.[1] Founded after the poet's death and in the wake of the Langston Hughes Study conference of 1981 by Hughes' literary assistant George Houston Bass, the society's official publication is the Langston Hughes Review, published by Institute for African American Studies at The University of Georgia.[2] The organisation also presents the Langston Hughes Award annually. [3]


  1. ^ Kinzer, Stephen (2002-02-14). "For a Poet, Centennial Appreciation". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  2. ^ "George Houston Bass, Theater Professor, 52". New York Times. 1990-09-21. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  3. ^ Dolan Hubbard, "Langston Hughes Society", Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hubbard, Dolan. “Langston Hughes Society.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature (5 volumes). Ed. Hans Ostrom and Associate Ed. J. David Macey, Jr. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 3: 955-57.
  • Deck, Alice A. “The Langston Hughes Society: Its Inaugural Year.” Langston Hughes Review 1, 2 (Fall 1982), 27–28.
  • Berry, Faith. “The Universality of Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes Review 1, 2 (Fall 1982), 1–10.

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