The Life of Langston Hughes

The Life of Langston Hughes

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  • 1. Langston is Born
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  • 2. Life With His Grandma
  • Langston, I want to tell you about your family history.
  • 3. One of His First Poems
  • Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. Langston was born during a time of segregation.
  • 4. His Autobiography
  • Please tell me about your life, your family, everything about you. To put into your autobiography
  • During his years of living with his grandma, his grandma told him about his rich family history. Those years were important ones for Langston. He learned about his Black and White ancestors.
  • 5. A Hero of The Harlem Renaissance 
  • Hmm.. what's something bad slavery does that I haven't already mentioned in these articles for the Harlem Renaissance's act? 
  • On the train to Mexico, to go to his father, on the train, Langston created one his first and most famous poems, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" he was 19 years old when he wrote it.
  • The Death of Langston Hughes
  • In 1940, Langston's biography up to age 28, "The Big Sea" was published.
  • Langston helped out the Harlem Renaissance by writing articles and poems about segregation and the bad qualities it has. Langston contributed a lot to the Harlem Renaissance's act and was a member of it too. 
  • Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer in 1967 at the age of 66 years old. Hughes ashes were interred beneath the entrance of the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. 
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