Langston Hughes was born 112 years ago today in Joplin, Missouri. This photo was taken by Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-American photographer who was also an Olympic fencer, in 1923 when Mr. Hughes was about 21 years old.
114th birthday, and it’s also the first day of Black History Month.
A couple years ago, we celebrated Black History Month by
asking three of our favorite comic artists to illustrate something — a person,
a poem, a play, a book, a song — that inspires them. Award-winning illustrator Afua
Richardson chose Langston Hughes’ poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”