Langston Hughes

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  • Langston Huges was born on February 1st in a year of segregation. He lived with his grandma since his parents separated when he was very young.  
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  • When Langston was 12, his grandma died. His mom, who has remarried, came for him. Langston, his mom, and his mom's new husband all lived in Lincoln, Illinois. 
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  • I like your poems!
  • Thank you!
  • Langston originally went to the University of Columbia but dropped. He finished his education at Lincoln University.
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  • After dropping out of Columbia. Langston went on a ship to Africa and Spain. He published many poems along the ride. He stopped at Paris and lived there for a while.
  • When Langston returned to the United States, he met a famous american poet by the name of Vachel Lindsay. Lindsay was impressed with Langston's work. He helped Langston gain a bigger audience
  • Langston Hughes died on May, 22, 1967, of prostate cancer.  Today, he is known as an inspiring African American poet.
  • James-Mercer  Langston  Hughes 1902-1967
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