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Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to ave it Hughes played a major role in the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920’s. Much of his poetry is a reflection of this time in history. Witnessing many racial and economical transitions in his life, along with his large amount of traveling and his family background and upbringing, Hughes’s development as a writer made him one of the most recognized writers of the twentieth century.He also had influence from the Harlem Renaissance and musical aspects of his time. INFORMATION PERSONALITY TRAITS PERSONALITY TRAITS SIGNIFICANCE "I will not take "but" for a answer 1926 Hughes won the writer bynner
1935 Hughes was given the ability to travel to Russia and Spain
1941 Hughes was awarded a fellowship
1943 Lincoln awarded Hughes a honor
1954 Hughes won a book award
1960NAACP awarded Hughes for distinguish achievements of African American
1961 Hughes was awarded doctorate
1964: Western Reserve University awarded Hughes an honorary Litt.D.
1973 Hughes was awarded by the City College of New York.