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Medallion Recipients

Langston Hughes Festival

Medallion Recipients

Awarded for Distinguished Contributions To the Arts and Letters

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Lawrence F. Sykes of Rhode Island College designed the City College Langston Hughes Award medallion after a photograph in the Hughes papers at Yale University.
(courtesy of the late George Houston Bass)


Past Recipients


James Baldwin (1978)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1979)
John Oliver Killens (1980)
Toni Cade Bambara (1981)
Paule Marshall (1981)
Toni Morrison (1981)
Sterling A. Brown (1982)
Margaret Walker Alexander (1983)
Ralph W. Ellison (1984)
Raymond R. Patterson (1986)
Dennis Brutus (1987)
Alice Walker (1988)
Amiri Baraka (1989)
Alice Childress (1990)
Maya Angelou (1991)
August Wilson (1992)
Chinua Achebe (1993)
Ernest Gaines (1994)
Ishmael Reed (1995)
Nikki Giovanni (1996)
Albert Murray (1997)
George Lamming (1998)
Sonia Sanchez (1999)
Wole Soyinka (2000)
Jayne Cortez (2001)
Derek Walcott (2002)
Lucille Clifton (2003)
James A. Emanuel (2003)
Sekou Sundiata (2003)
Arnold Rampersad (2003)
John Edgar Wideman (2004)
Octavia Butler (2005)
Gregory H. Williams (2008)
Edwidge Danticat (2011)
Walter Mosley (2014)