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Shortly after Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, Langston's parents separated and his dad moved to Mexico.
Due to the divorce, Langston grew up with his grandmother, Mary, in Lawrence Kansas.
When Langston was in his early teens Mary passed away. Langston moved with his mom to various places, eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio.
Later, Langston graduated Lincoln University, in 1928, in his time there he earned a Bachelor's degree.
Langston Hughes was known as "the poet of Harlem". In his lifetime Langston wrote many inspiring books and poems describing everyday challenges of an African American.
Langston died in New York, May 22nd 1967, due to complications of prostate cancer.
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