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Who was called the “shakespeare of harlem” during the harlem renaissance?

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Justin Parker on October 17, 2018

The Harlem Renaissance was a period that lasted from approximately 1918 to the mid 1930s, during which Harlem, a mostly African-American neighborhood in the city of New York, produced a large number of popular and influential poets, writers, musicians and artists. Langston Hughes was called the "Shakespeare of Harlem" because he was the most famous poet and writer of this group. "Shakespeare in Harlem" was the title of a collection of his poems and short stories.


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