Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes (born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902)
I love this bit about humor:
“Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it… what you wish in your secret heart were not funny, but it is, and you must laugh. Humor is your own unconscious therapy. Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.”.
– Langston Hughes
Also see 10 Poems By Langston Hughes You Should Know - Kentake Page