Volumes of his work continue to be published and translated throughout the world. Also around this time, Hughes began contributing a column to the Chicago Defender, for which he created a comic character named Jesse B.
Or fester like a sore— And then run?
He continued to write and publish poetry and prose during this time, and in he published his first collection of short stories, The Ways of White Folks. In the late s, Hughes contributed the lyrics for a Broadway musical titled Street Scene, which featured music by Kurt Weill.
His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer leading to the auditorium named for him within the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey and his Back-to-Africa campaign in full cry, the young writer began to dream, and scheme, of finding his way to Harlem.
InHughes taught a semester at the predominantly black Atlanta University. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. And ugly, too. Moreover, Hughes stressed the importance of a racial consciousness and cultural nationalism absent of self-hate that united people of African descent and Africa across the globe and encouraged pride in their own diverse black folk culture and black aesthetic.