Langston Hughes Medal

The Langston Hughes Medal has been awarded annually by the Langston Hughes Festival of the City College of New York since 1978. The medal "is awarded to highly distinguished writers from throughout the African American diaspora for their impressive works of poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography and critical essays that help to celebrate the memory and tradition of Langston Hughes. Each year, the LHF’s Advisory Committee reviews the work of major black writers from Africa to America whose work is accessed as likely having a lasting impact on world literature.".[1]

Langston Hughes Festival Advisory Committee
Jodi-Ann Francis
Retha Powers
Emily Raboteau
Felice Neals
Yahdon Israel
Norval Soleyn
Gordon E. Thompson
David Unger
Linda Villarosa
Charles Frye
Director of the Langston Hughes Festival
Vanessa K. Valdes
English Department Chair
Elizabeth Mazzola
Dean of Humanities and Arts
Erec Koch
President of the College
Vincent Boudreau
Parent organization
The City College of New York


Recipients of the Langston Hughes medallion[2] are:


  1. ^ "Langston Hughes Festival", The City College of New York.
  2. ^ "Medallion Recipients", Langston Hughes Festival, The City College of New York.
  3. ^ "Critic, author Hilton Als wins CCNY's Langston Hughes Medal". Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Acclaimed Sci-Fi Author Octavia Butler Receives CCNY Langston Hughes Medal", CUNY, November 3, 2005.
  5. ^ Herb Boyd, "Edwidge Danticat received Langston Hughes Medal", Amsterdam News, November 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "2020 CCNY Langston Hughes Medal goes to author Michael Eric Dyson". August 26, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Austin Arrington, "Walter Mosley, Recipient of the 2014 Langston Hughes Medal", Harlem Times.
  8. ^ James Harney, "Famed poet, playwright, novelist Ntozake Shange wins 2016 Langston Hughes Medal", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Zadie Smith Wins CCNY’s Langston Hughes Medal", CUNY, August 31, 2017.
  10. ^ Deon Brown, "Children’s Writer Wins Langston Hughes Medal", Jamaica Gleaner, December 4, 2015.

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