Langston Hughes Biography By Retin Aigbogun

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  • Langston's Early Life
  • Hi, I'm Langston!
  • I'm Langston's  grandmother.
  • Segregation
  • Bruh... Seriously?
  • White People Only Restaurant (Free Biscuits!)
  • Segregation  (Continued)
  • Black People Only
  • That might not even look like a restraunt, but it is.
  •  Pathetic...
  •  Langston Hughes was born on February  1st, in  1902, in Joplin, Missouri. When he was younger, his  parents divorced, and Langston grew up with his maternal grandmother.
  • Early Life
  • Class Poet = LANGSTIN
  • Langston Hughes grew up to live under laws  called Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow Laws were created in South America, because  the South favored segregation against blacks.   Whites  were separasted from the blacks, though white things are more quality than black things.
  • Langston's Fame
  • I don't know you, but hi anyway!
  • Hey, I know you!
  •  The Jim Crow laws were considered as "seprate but equal" because the black people didn't have as good quality, but they  still at least had the same things as white people.
  • Lansgston's Sad Death
  • He was such a good guy...
  • When Langston  was young, he went to school. He was the class poet, because he was great at making poetry.
  • Whoops,   sorry!
  • You spelled my name wrong...
  • When Langston grew up, he became a poet. He made poems that were  specifically for standing up for black people. A poem he made called "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" which made him instantly famous and  respected.
  • On May 22, 1967, Hughes died in New York City at the age of 65 from   prostate cancer. His ashes are buried beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
  • I didn't know him, but still...
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