Langston Hughes

Awards and Honors

  • 1925 — Opportunity magazine literary contest, first prize in poetry
  • 1925 — Amy Spingarn Contest, Crisis magazine, poetry and essay prizes
  • 1926 — Witter Bynner undergraduate poetry prize contests, first prize
  • 1927 — Palms magazine Intercollegiate Poetry Award
  • 1931 — Harmon Gold Medal for Literature
  • 1935 — Guggenheim fellowship for creative work
  • 1941 — Rosenwald fellowship
  • 1943 — Doctor of Literature, Lincoln University
  • 1960 — Doctor of Literature, Howard University
  • 1964 — Doctor of Literature, Western Reserve University
  • 1947 — National Institute and American Academy of Arts and Letters grant
  • 1954 — Anisfeld-Wolfe Award for best book on racial relations
  • 1960 — Spingarn Medal, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.
Gale Database: Contemporary Authors

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