Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His parents were bookkeepers. His parents were separated when langston was young. His parents were James and Carrie Hughes.
When Langston Hughes was young his grandma used to tell him stories about his grandfather and father. Langston hughes had black and white ancestors. He learned the leagacy and about the civil war. His grandma was the first black woman to attend Oberlin college. Lastly his grandpa had been apart of the ABOLITIONIST movement.
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Langstons Hughes grew up in several different places. His dad moved to Mexico when he was young. Langstons parent divorced after that. His Mother needed to find work after that. His mom sent him to live with his grandmother in Lawrence , Kansas, while she went looking for a job for her.
Langstons hughes went to a local public school in Kansas. At school he was seated at the back of the classroom, with other black students. When langstons grandma died he moved to Lincoln,IIlions, to live with his mother and new step father(Homer Clark.) When Langston Hughes finished elementry school he was elected " class poet." He and his family moved again to Cleaveland,Ohio. Over there he went to highschool where he did very well. And was editor of the year book.
IN the U.S., Langston continued to write poems, as well as short stories and nice plays. He founded a theather group, the Harlem Suitcase Theather. They were written for working black people, who loved them.Hughes championed other american artists,too.
Langston Hughes was considerd one of the most finest poets of the 20th century. He has contributed a lot to people. His poetry mainly was celebrating the African American life. His poetry was written in verses full of beautiful rythm of the blues and jazz, in poetry that continues to influence the new generations.