James Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin,MO. When he was a kid his parents separated and his father went to Mexico to be a politic. Then he went on to live with his grandma
Langston Hughes attended Central high school in which he was on the track team and also he wrote poems for the school magazine. In 1921, he enrolled at Columbia University in New York City, but he was lonely, that is why he left after a year. He went on to Lincon University in Oxford on a scholership in which recived his B.A. degree there in 1929.
In his career he worked lots of jobs. His first book of poetry (The Weary Blues) was published in 1926. In 1925, he had shown some of his poems to Vachel Lindsay, who comminted very good to his work. In 1930, Not without laughterwon the harmon Gold medal for literature. In 1932, the Dream keeper came out. In 1934, appeared the ways of white folks. His play Mulatto opened on broadway in 1935.
Hall of Fame
On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer.
Langston earned his living as a writer and portraying African Americans. The legacy that he was given was lots of love for the good poems he has created through his lifetime!
When he was alive he had and impact on every African American who has living in America. Because in that time the black people were getting discriminated so, the poems helped them to go through the tough times so, on that time he was probably in the hall of fame.