Milestones: Jun. 2, 1967

Died. Langston Hughes, 65, one o] the most gifted and prolific of American Negro writers; of uremia; in Manhattan. There was only one theme for Hughes—Negro life in the U.S.—and he was, as he said, "telling it like it is" long before the phrase became part of the language. From his Harlem apartment for over 35 years poured a flood of poems, short stories, columns, novels (Simple Speaks His Mind) and Broadway plays (1935's Mulatto), and the lyrics for a musical (1946's Street Scene), and in them all his messages came across with gentle...

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