Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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  • Baby
  • Early Life
  • Teen
  •         The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • Born in February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri, Langston's parents separate soon after birth because of segregation
  • Teen
  • Poetry
  • During his childhood, Langston lived with his grandmother,Mary. Langston and his grandma were poor at the time and could not afford many things.
  • Adult
  • I graduated from Lincoln university!
  • After Langston's grandmother died, Langston goes on to live with his mother and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. It was at this time, Langston started to write poetry.
  • Adult-Death
  • Langston graduates high school in 1920 and then publishes his first poem a year later called, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". He then also starts living with his father in Mexico.
  • Langston enrolls in a Columbia university but then drops out. Langston kept making poems and got a scholarship to attend to Lincoln university. Langston stays there and graduates from Lincoln university in 1929.
  • Graduation Day!
  • Langston's autobiography until age 28 was published in 1940. Langston keeps writing books and poetry but then dies from complications of prostate cancer in May 22, 1967.
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