Langston Hughes was an African-American poet/writer that lived in the 1900s during the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a point in time of which African-Americans were getting in the artistic style of the world. Langston Hughes was one of the writers who emerged during this time period. The Harlem Renaissance effected Langston’s writing at this time through him writing about the hardships that African-Americans went through. The Harlem Renaissance affects our world today because of all the African-American writers that write today.