Harlem Renaissance Poetry: Georgia Douglas Johnson and Langston Hughes
Georgia Douglas Johnson and Langston Hughes are two well-known figures and very important personalities during the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes was a young poet in Washington, D.C. when Georgia Douglas Johnson also lived there. She was married with two children still she made time to hold weekly get-togethers for young black writers in her home.
Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. Young (2001) reported “She was the first black female to receive national recognition as a poet since Frances E. W. Harper, the abolitionist writer, whose last poems were published in 1872” (p. 25). Johnson