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Drawing 'Scottsboro Limited,' by Prentiss Taylor
"Scottsboro Limited," a drawing by Prentiss Taylor, dedicated to Langston Hughes.

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A Renaissance Man
Langston Hughes influenced many other people with his art -- young writers and artists looked up to him. African Americans found in him a voice for their own experiences and culture -- a voice that hadn't been widely heard until then. He inspired many other artists of all races to write, draw, play, and sing. Some even dedicated their work to Hughes, as you can see in the drawing here.

How does art touch your life? Have you ever read, watched, or listened to something that reminded you of the way you live or of something that has happened to you?

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