34¢ Langston Hughes
Issue Date: February 1, 2002
City: New York, NY
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11.5 x 10.75
Poet Langston Hughes was known for his colorful, perceptive portrayals of poor, working-class black Americans. He is honored on the 25th issue of the Black Heritage Series.
Langston Hughes (1902-67)
Known best for his work during the “Harlem Renaissance,” Langston Hughes was an American poet, playwright, newspaper columnist, and author. Hughes’ work focused on the strength, courage, and humor of African-Americans. Hughes opposed U.S. involvement in World War II and embraced some socialist ideals. His views were a result of racism rather than politics, and Hughes later distanced himself from some of his early writings.