Langston Hughes by Mehak Nigam - Pd 1

Langston Hughes by Mehak Nigam - Pd 1
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  • Date of Birth
  • Thank you!
  • Congrats on the baby!
  • Early Life
  •  Grandma, what should I do next?
  • The Magazine's Poet
  • Hmmm... What should I write now?
  • James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Unfortunately, his parents separated after his birth.
  • Growing Success
  • I have published two books...
  • The Weary Blues
  • Not Without Laughter
  • Langston Hughes was raised by his grandmother, Mary, but when he was in his early teens she died. From that point on, he lived with his mother, and they moved to several cities.
  • The Continuing Life of the Writer
  • Langston Hughes Work
  • Langston and his mother finaly settled down in Cleveland, Ohio. Langston attended Central High School there, where he regularly wrote poems for the school's literary magazine. 
  • Death and Legacy
  • R.I.P. LANGSTON HUGHES "My soul has grown deep like the rivers."
  • In November of 1924, Langston worked various odd jobs in the U.S. But he continued writing poetry ans soon in 1926 he published his first book of poetry, "The Weary Blues". Two years later, in 1929, Langston published his first novel, "Not Without Laughter".
  • YAY!!!!! WOO-HOOH!!! GREAT JOB!!!! AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to read the books!!!
  • Langston's novel "Not Without Laughter" won the Harmon gold medal for literature. In 1932, "The Dream Keeper", a collection of poems for children, came out. Not so long after that, "The Ways of White Folks", a book of short stories, was published. Then in 1935 his play Mulatto opened on Broadway. In 1947 he wrote the lyrics for Street Scene, an opera by Kurt Weill.
  • Not Without Laughter
  • The Ways of White Folks
  • The Dream Keeper
  • Langston also published a volume of poetry, "Montage of a Dream Deferred", a volume of short stories, "Laughing to Keep from Crying", and a children's picture book called "Black Misery". Sadly, Langston Hughes died from cancer on May 22, 1967. A lot of volumes of his work continue to be published and transalated throughout the world so that we may honor the wonderful black writer.
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