Langston Hughes By kai keller

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents, James Hughes and Carrie Langston, separated soon after his birth, and his father moved to Mexico. Hughes’s mother moved around during his childhood, Hughes was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother, Mary, until she died in his early teens.

Hughes graduate from a high school in Cleveland, Ohio in 1920

In 1921 Hughes went to live with his Father in Mexico. And also, Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was published in The Crisis Magazine .
A little later in 1921, Langston Hughes returned to the U.S. and enrolled at Columbia University. He also became a part of the Harlem's burgeoning cultural movement.
In 1922, hughes dropped out of Columbia University and started working different jobs in New York.
1924 Langston Hughes went to live in Paris, he continued to develop and publish his poetry.
November of 1924, Hughes returned to the states and worked different jobs. AGAIN!!!
in 1925, Langston Hughes started working as a busboy in a hotel where he met American poet Vindal Lindsay. Langston showed him some of his work.
later in 1925, Langston Hughes's poem "The Weary Blues" won first place in the Opportunity magazine literary competition and received a scholarship to attend Lincoln University . In 1927, Langston Hughes published the second volume called "Fine Clothes to The Jews"
In 1929 Langston Hughes graduated from Lincoln University. After graduating he published his first novel "Not With out Laughter"

during the 1930s, Hughes traveled the U.S. on lecture tours, and abroad to the Soviet Union, Japan, and Haiti

1934 he published "The Ways of white Folks"

In 1937, Hughes served as a war correspondent for several American newspapers during the Spanish war

In 1940 Hughes published his autobiography

In the late 1940s, Langston Hughes contributed to the lyrics for Street Scene

In the 1949 Langston Hughes wrote a paly that inspired Troubled Island

during the 1950s and 1960s Langston Hughes published several books for the "Simple" series and another autobiography I Wonder as I Wander

May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer


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