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  • THE BIRTH AND EARLY LIFE
  • This baby will grow up to be amazing!
  • zzzzzzz.......
  • STORY TIME 
  • You know, your great, great, uncle.....
  • Ah, I sure do love these stories!
  • THE EDUCATION
  • Langsgon! Langston! Langston! 
  • Thank You!
  • Wow, Langston!!! You are the best poet in school I have ever met!!!
  • Langston Huges was born on February 1st, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Sadly, at that time, his parents were separated at birth. He moved to live with his father in Mexico when he was really young. Langston went to live with his grandmother in Kansas after he was in Mexico. Lengston then went to public schools in the area that he lived in.
  • The Trip
  • What a nice day!
  • My, my. What should I write about now?
  •  When Langston lived with his grandma, she would always tell Langson many stories about his ancestors. Langston's ancestors were white and black. They were heroes.  Langston would listen to them over and over again. When he was listening, he would dream about them. 
  • The Meeting of someone important
  • Are you the Langston Huges with all those awesome poems?
  • After Langston's grand mother died, he moved to Lincoln, Illinois to live with his mother and his new father. Langston finished elementary school in Lincoln. He achieved being class poet. He wrote and loved his poems really well. Langston then moved to Cleveland, Ohio and attended Central High School. He graduated and went to visit his father in Mexico.  After he came back, he enrolled into University of Columbia but then dropped out. 
  • THE BLUE DAY
  • I wish I could read poems!
  • Shortly after Langston dropped out from Columbia, he worked as a steward on a ship that is going to Africa and Spain. During that trip, Langston continued to publish many poems. He got off the ship to Paris and lived there for a while. During his time is Paris, Langston developed and published a lot of his poetry.  
  • When Langston returned back to the United States, he worked various jobs. When he was a busboy in D.C in a hotel restaurant, he met an American Poet named Vachel Lindsay. Lindsay was impressed with Langston's work. So, he promoted Langston's poetry to a larger audience. Langston then won first prize in a literary competition AND a scholarship to Lincoln University. He attended this collage and wrote many other poems. 
  • Indeed, I am. Thank you!
  • Langston died on May 22, 1967 from complications of prostate cancer.  His funeral was filled with blues and jazz music. One line from of his poems, The Negro Speaks Of Rivers, was in the entrance of the Authur Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture. The line read, "My soul has grown deep like the rivers." Langston's house in Harlem became a landmark since 1981. Langston's work continue to publish throughout the world.
  • James Mercer Langston Huges - 1902-1967
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