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Updated: 12/11/2019
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  • I'm done! I'm going to Mexico!
  • Mom! How would you like to see my latest writing piece?
  • Shortly after Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, Langston's parents separated and his dad moved to Mexico.
  • Congrats Langston!
  • 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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