langston hughes

langston hughes

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  • Langston Hughes the baby.
  • Early Life.
  • Learning something he soon loves.
  • I wish to become a poet someday, and inspire others like Booker T. Washington inspired me.
  •  Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His parents were James Hughes and Carrie Langston. Soon after Langston Hughes was born his parents divorced. After Langston Hughes parents divorced his mother needed to find get a job, so his mother sent Langston to live with his grandmother, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas. 
  • Death
  • Here lies Langston Hughes
  • Langston spent most times inside with his grandmother. The years spent with his grandmother were important ones to Langston. He learned about his rich family heritage and he also learned from his grandmother about his black and white ancestors. To sum it up he also learned the legacies of slavery and The Civil War. Langstons grandmother often told stories about her childhood and what it was like.
  • Writing Career 
  • Langstons grandmother took him to hear educator Booker T. Washington. Years later, Langston wanted to write a poem about Washington, and his path from slavery to achievement. One of his dreams was to write a poem about Washington. Langston was also a regular contributor to his school's.  At age 12, Langston's grandmother passed away.  
  • Later Life
  •  On May 22, 1967 Langston Hughes passed away, in New York. Langston Hughes died because of prostate Cancer. Langston Hughes died at age 65. 
  • Langston Hughes writing career got really successful. The times he was writing books were from the time period 1926-1967. He had written over 60 books! WOW! During his writing carrere he got know for a few poems like, I,Too, Montage of a Dream Deferred, The Weary Blues, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, and many others. 
  • During most of Hughes later life he was committed to writing poem more often. After Hughes graduated high school in 1920. Hughes went Columbia college. He went to Columbia from 1921-1922. In 1922 Hughes dropped out of college. 
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