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James Mercer Langston Hughes

The composers Scott Joplin, W. C. Handy, and J. Rosamond Johnson, brother of the writer James Weldon Johnson, and the poet-novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar were among the black artists who achieved prominence at the turn of the century. Numerous other musicians and writers labored more anonymously as they combined Western musical styles with rhythmic and melodic forms rooted in Africa and in slavery to create African-American jazz - a musical form that would often make its cadences heard in Hughes's poetry, with its ever-so-slightly syncopated meters, as in the 1851 ...

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