The Story of Langston Hughes

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  • The Beginning of Langston Hughes 
  • Langston and Grandma
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  • The Class Poet
  • Class Poet: Langston Hughes
  • It was a bueatiful  but sad day  in Joplin, Missouri.   February  1, 1902 Langston Hughes was born.  He was born during a time of segregation where white  people and black people were separate.  White people had much more wealth, while blacks didn't. 
  • Langston´s Work
  • Just when Langston Hughes was a baby, their parents divorced. While mom was looking for a job and dad was away, Langston had his grandma with him. His grandma would tell stories about his ancestors during times of slavery and segregation. Langston would listen and listen.
  • The End of His Work
  • When Langston went to school,   he loved  making poems  from his grandmas stories,  making them have meaning and  a purpose. He was voted class poet for his amazing  poems.  There were still times of segregation, so  a lot of  african-american  kids saw his work and admired it.
  • Still Remembered
  • Langston knew his destiny was him going to be an influencual poet andwriter! He made many poems about the unfair treatment to African Americans. A lot of African Americans adimired Langston Hughes for his thoughtful poems! He was a hero to many people. One of his very good poems is I, Too.
  •  Langston Hughes died on May 22, 1967. He was part of the Harlem Renaissance and very much supported it also! He is always going to be a really improtant person to all people. That day, many people were sad, but they fought through it.
  • Even though Langston Hughes died, people will still remember him forever and never forget about him. People will also admire his poems and respect him for standing up for African-Americans during times of segregation. Schools like Matsunaga Elementary School read his strong poems and learn about him.
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