On February 1, 1902 Langston Hughes was born to Mr. and Mrs. James and Carrie Hughes, in Joplin, Missouri.
Because Langstons parents separated very young in his life, he was raised by his grandma until she died. While living with her, she told Langston story's about his ansetors and their accomplishments. This inspired Hughes to make a diffrence and become someone who was known for something.
A Writing Career
In school, Langstion Hughes was named class poet. That year he also edited the yearbook! So, Langstion Hughes talent for poetry started early in his life.
Death and Legacy
When working in Washington D.C. , Hughes meet a famous American Poet named Vachel Lindsey. Lisnsdey was very impresed with Hughes' work and so, she launched Hughes carrer into something big.
Wow, this is great!!
Hughes wrote many poems in his career. But, he wrote more than just poetry. His talent made it so that he wrote plays and story's as well. He also founded a theater group which featured his poems, story's and plays.
A Dream Deffered
Sadly in May of 1967, Langstion died from cancer. Langstion had left a legacy that contributed to the Harlem Rennasance greatly. His poems inspired alot of people and still do today.