When Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri, he lived in a time when segregation was a big problem. Also, his parents divorced soon after his birth. He then had to move and live with his Grandma.
He then moved to live with his Grandma and lived with her until his late teens. He was already pretty disappointed that his parents divorced but the reason he only lived with her until his late teens was because his Grandma then grew older and then died.
After that, he started to go to Columbia University. His teacher then introduced him to poetry and his class mates from college started calling him "class poet". Then his Grandma inspired him to start writing his own poems.
As his years passed by, he was named "finest poet of 20th century" by the end of his life. He died on May 22, 1967 from prostate cancer.
R.I.P Langston Hughes
He loved to create different types and creative poems in his free time, some were called "Negro Speaks of Rivers", "Low-Down Falls" "Merry-Go Round", "Dream Deferred", and "Fine Clothes to the Jew".
Once Langston began to explore the real world, Vachael Lindsey brought his poems to a wider crowd. Langston's type of poetry was considered "the new type" and he was the first to use Jazz in poetry.