Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 , in Joplin Missouri. His parents separated when he was very young and Langston lived with his grandmother, Mary Wingston for a big part of his childhood. Langston as born at time of segregation and was affected by this drastically.
a legacy never broken
Stories by Langston Hughes and a biography
Living with his grandmother was hard since they were poor. There wasn't much food or money to go around. However, Langston's grandmother tried to give Langston the inspiration and dreams that he needs. She told him stories of black heroes just like him. Langston's grandmother told many stories about Langston's ancestors and family members. For instance, Langston heard stories of his grandmother when she worked in the underground railroad.
Building a life in Harlem
At the age of 12, Langston's grandmother died. With no money or place to live, Langston moved in with family friends called the Reeds. After moving in with the Reeds, Langston had sufficient food and good education as well as love since the Reeds had more money than Langston's grandmother. While Langston lived with the Reeds, he become open to expeience many things and started to write various stoies.
Langston Hughes passed away on May 22, 1967. He was a memorable person that history never forgot. Despite the fact that he is dead, Langston Hughes poetry and story will always be reserved and never forgotten. Langston Hughes poetry is told even today and he is remembered as a big part of the Harlem Renaissance.
The poetry of Langston Hughes
When Langston Hughes was , he moved to Harlem, New York. He searched for opportunities where his writing could be known. Almost always did Langston Hughes write about African american people and segregation. He led a key role in the Harlem Renaissance and found many opportunities to spread his writing.
School really effected Langston Hughes life. Langston started writing and telling stories at school. He also received lots of attention from his fellow classmates and was elected class poet.